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Monsters & Misfits IV

A Circus Posterus Exhibition at Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo

Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus (T+CP) is delighted to announce Monsters & Misfits IV, an exhibit of new work presented in collaboration with Tomenosuke-Syoten. This is the first Monsters and Misfits in Tokyo (Japan) and will be on display at Shibuya Hikarie at Creative Space “8/” from April 1st – 7th.

Monsters and Misfits IV will feature returning artists Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Andrew Bell, Stan Manoukian, and Carisa Swenson. Shing Yin Khor, Leslie Levings, Lana Crooks, and Kevin Titzer join the returning exhibition as new additions to the roster.

This museum level exhibition will bring you through a parade of strange and fantastic creatures and characters from these top contemporary designers, toy makers, and fine artists. This year’s group of Circus Posterus’ artists and guests present a hand-made sideshow of beady eyed night critters, devils, reptilian oddities, mouse kings, kappa skulls, ghost children, and more that promise to leave you awash in starry-eyed wonder. The fourth installment of this show features primarily hand made toys and sculptures inspired by cryptozoology and an idealized, re-imagined  animal kindgdom. Andrew Bell, Stan Manoukian, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Amanda Louise Spayd, and Chris Ryniak will be attending the opening reception on April 1st.

To purchase original artwork and, or view the Monsters and Misfits IV exhibition online, please visit www.tomenosuke.com on April 2nd (11 AM local Tokyo time) when the web preview is launched. Please contact Tomenosuke.com directly for any Monsters and Misfits IV purchase related questions.

Press images and additional promotional artist information are available upon request from our Press Manager.

The exhibit will run April 1st to 7th at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo, Japan, with an opening reception on April 1st.

Shibuya Hikarie (Creative Space “8/”)
2-21-1 Shibuya
Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan
150-8510
03-5468-5892
http://www.hikarie.jp/en/

www.tomenosuke.com
www.circusposterus.com

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Stingy Jack Swirl (swirl with glow in the dark) edition available this Saturday, November 14 in store Stranger Factory and online through www.circusposterus.com (for North American and Canada sales only.) For other International sales please visit www.Tomenosuke.com for more details! Stingy Jack Swirl is only an edition of 50, with 25 only available in the US and Canada. 25 only available Internationally through Tomenosuke. Circus Posterus will have this figure available for $95 / we will also have a small amount available at DCon (booth 519) 

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Kidrobot and Brandt Peters are excited to announce the release and release party of the first Dunny series in over a year, The 13!!!!!!

Legend has it that a shady eccentric by the name of Lord Strange opened up the 13th dimension one blood moon, and in so doing filled his 13 floor mansion, Infernal Manor, with beasts, creatures and monstrosities of every type. Lord Strange was never seen again… his lair abandoned and sealed from the public since that horrific evening. None brave enough to venture into Infernal Manor has ever returned to tell their tale. Do you dare seek The 13?

If you do… Join Kidrobot, Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas on Friday, October 16th for The 13 Dunny Series release party and signing at 3D Retro! We’ll have food, door prizes and The 13 Dunny series available for purchase! As an event special, a limited amount of chase pieces will be given with a purchase of the full case. This event will take place at 3D Retro in Glendale, CA from 7pm-9pm.

3D Retro
1851 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201

Do you dare to seek The 13? We are excited to reveal the first and second teaser trailers for The 13 Series by Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas! Mark your calendars for the October 16th Release Party & Signing at 3D Retro in Glendale, CA! Read more here: http://on.fb.me/1NPrj9A

“The 13” Dunny Series by Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas
Director: Martin Meunier
Score: The Peculiar Pretzelmen
www.kidrobot.com

Brandt Peters
www.brandtpeters.com
INSTAGRAM: @brandtpeters
FACEBOOK: Brandt Peters

Kathie Olivas
www.kathieolivas.com
INSTAGRAM: @circusposterus
FACEBOOK: Kathie Olivas

The Peculiar Pretzelmen
www.pretzelmen.com
INSTAGRAM: @m_incroyable
FACEBOOK: The Peculiar Pretzelmen

Martin Meunier
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3174497/

 

We are excited to reveal what Brandt Peters & his team have been working on! Check out the teaser trailer for “The 13”! Coming Oct. 16th!

“The 13” Dunny Series by Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas
Director: Martin Meunier
Score: The Peculiar Pretzelmen

Brandt Peters
www.brandtpeters.com
INSTAGRAM: @brandtpeters
FACEBOOK: Brandt Peters

Kathie Olivas
www.kathieolivas.com
INSTAGRAM: @circusposterus
FACEBOOK: Kathie Olivas

SCORE:
The Peculiar Pretzelmen
www.pretzelmen.com
INSTAGRAM: @m_incroyable
FACEBOOK: The Peculiar Pretzelmen

DIRECTOR:
Martin Meunier
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3174497/

The 13 is coming

Kidrobot and Brandt Peters are excited to announce the release and release party of the first Dunny series in over a year, The 13!!!!!!

Legend has it that a shady eccentric by the name of Lord Strange opened up the 13th dimension one blood moon, and in so doing filled his 13 floor mansion, Infernal Manor, with beasts, creatures and monstrosities of every type. Lord Strange was never seen again… his lair abandoned and sealed from the public since that horrific evening. None brave enough to venture into Infernal Manor has ever returned to tell their tale. Do you dare seek The 13?

If you do… Join Kidrobot, Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas on Friday, October 16th for The 13 Dunny Series release party and signing at 3D Retro! We’ll have food, door prizes and The 13 Dunny series available for purchase! As an event special, a limited amount of chase pieces will be given with a purchase of the full case. This event will take place at 3D Retro in Glendale, CA from 7pm-9pm.

3D Retro
1851 Victory Blvd
Glendale, CA 91201

 

Come meet Brandt and Kathie while picking up an epic new series of Dunnys!

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THE ART OF TOYS:
A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS AT

The Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH)
July 18, 2015 – September 6, 2015

Artist & VIP Reception: Friday, July 17, 2015, 7pm – 11pm
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This is an awesome treat featuring Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and a slew of amazing artists for thos eof you on the left coast!

The Art Of Toys exhibition will feature the most talked about creators and produced who have come to define this art movement over the past twenty years. This is the very first West Coast museum exhibition to address the history of the art toy. Concentrating on West Coast artists, stores, and manufacturers.

An exclusive, ticketed opening reception, with entertainment, bar, and hors d’oeuvres for VIPs and guest artists will take place on Friday night from 7-10pm
http://lancastermoah.org/event.php?id=366

Over 80 artists are represented including Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Beast Brothers, BIGFOOT, Dave Bondi, Ryan (RYCA) Callanan, Brian Castleforte, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, Bob Dob, FERG, Paul Frank, David Flores, Dan Goodsell, Gary Ham, Nathan Hamill, Dave Horvath (Uglydoll), Jay222, Eric Joyner, Kano, Frank Kozik, Kozyndan, Mike Leavitt, Joe Ledbetter, Simone Legno (TokiDoki), Aaron “Woes” Martin (Angry Woebots), Elizabeth McGrath, Tony Millionaire, Junko Mizuno, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Dave Pressler, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, Sket One, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Bwana Spoons, Scott Tolleson, Mark Dean Veca, Yoskay Yamamoto, and many more.

Paul Frank’s original sketch book and sewing machine where the FIRST Julius was created.

Prototypes for new works from Craola & Eric Joyner

A sculptors perspective with original molds and sketches from sculptors, Dave Bondi & Dave Pressler.

Dave Pressler’s massive robot sculpture, Revengebot will be on view.

A screening of “The Treasures of Long Gone John” followed by a panel discussion on the relationship between artist and collector. Panelists include: Director: Greg Gibbs, Producer: Greg Escalante, Artist: Dave Pressler & Artist: Liz McGrath

For Photo Ops: A standee installation by Kozyndan

Exclusive retail space with products from your favorite artists

Mural installations by artists Angry Woebots (Aaron “Woes” Martin), Hueman, (Allison Torneros), and Teddy Kelly

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 August brings vivid vinyl mayhem to Stranger Factory with:

Candy Gore

Featuring new work from
Rich Montanari and Brandt Peters!

Candy Gore is the first two-person exhibition featuring new works from internationally recognized toy designers and fine artists, Rich Montanari, owner/operator of Mutant Vinyl Hardcore, and Brandt Peters, co-owner of Stranger Factory.
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Rich Montanari runs and operates his own toy production studio, Mutant Vinyl Hardcore Toy Co. and serves as the lead sculptor, painter, and package designer. Having collected toys since childhood, and later customizing vinyl toys, it only made sense that Montanari would eventually create his own independent toy studio.

Brandt Peters co-runs and co-operates Stranger Factory as well as Circus Posterus, a toy production studio and fine art collective, with his partner and fellow toy designer, Kathie Olivas.

Candy Gore represents the fusion of the sweet and horrific, the alluring and grotesque. Peters and Montanari share a mutual appreciation for classic and contemporary horror, sci-fi and vintage circus themes with an affinity for the monster culture emulated in Japanese and American toys, as well as contemporary character design. Both artists create many of their figures through a traditional soft vinyl process known as “sofubi” which is slowly becoming a lost art. Sofubi vinyl is hand-casted by small, independent “mom and pop” factories in Japan, and while we call them “toys,” each piece is hand-painted by Montanari or Peters once delivered to the artists in the U.S., and transcends beyond the idea of a play thing to the celebrated art form of contemporary sculpture.

After two years in the works, Montanari and Peters will be officially releasing their new collaborative figures, “Sackhead” and “Ol’ Scratch” based off of their much sought after classic characters, “DX Dokruo Sludge Demon” (MVH) and “Stingy Jack” (Peters) for the Candy Gore exhibition. Both artists will be featuring an array of vividly hand-painted toys and custom designs of many of their time honored and much coveted figures, while Peters will also be exhibiting some 2D work (sketches and paintings) based on his classic characters, along with some new additions.

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