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presents

November 3-26, 2017

main room
New Works
Dave Johnson

Stacked Pyramids
Jim Mahfood

project room
The Fir / The Green
Amy Earles

Your Freaky Friends
Kaitlin Ziesmer

New Works
Solo exhibition of new works by Dave Johnson
Opening reception, November 3, 6-9 pm

American comic icon, “Reverend” Dave Johnson, will be exhibiting new figurative paintings and black and white works on paper inspired by his rich history in character development and comic art. Well known as an Eisner award winning cover artist, Johnson will be presenting his own contemporary narrative work that focuses on sharp, contrasting color compositions and patterns that provide the backdrop for his bold, minimalist portraits.

Stacking Pyramids
Solo exhibition of new works by Jim Mahfood
Opening reception, November 3, 6-9 pm

Raw, frenetic illustration artist, Jim Mahfood, will be exhibiting new works in “Stacking Pyramids.”His work defines his exploration of imagined senses and sexuality couched in his trademark chaotic style…heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, confidence, and a subtle presence of the fear and uncertainty of impending doom.

The Fir / The Green
Solo exhibition of new work by Amy Earles
Opening reception, November 3, 6-9 pm

Amy Earles is a US-based artist known for paintings and illustrations with contrasting dark, yet but feminine affection for strong central characters reminiscent of another time. Her foreboding narratives focus on dark figures like witches and mysteriously personified animals along with the unproven innocence of the young.

She explores the hidden layers of the self and the subconscious, aspects of the dreaming mind, and what it might mean to become another self, or many selves, when no one is looking. We are expecting to see a mix of original works including oil paintings, gouache paintings, intricate pencil drawings, as well as some archival prints of some of her most recent work, and of course, some of her paper dolls.

Your Freaky Friends
Solo exhibition of new work by Kaitlin Ziesmer
Opening reception, November 3, 6-9 pm

Denver based Artist Kaitlin Ziesmer will be exhibiting new paintings that feature animals and pop culture archetypes that assume the identities of everyday humans. Her brightly saturated minimalist portraits offer humorous cut and paste alterations that are reminiscent of 80’s fashion magazines and the nostalgia of high school yearbooks.

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Kidrobot is proud to present the newest toy series from Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters, DARK HARBOR.

Dark Harbor reveals a brand new realm and an entirely new cast of cohorts in the continuing adventures of Lord Strange and his universe, from the highly successful and sold out Dunny toy series from this artist duo… The 13.

Our story begins long before Lord Strange began collecting and filling Infernal Manor with ghosts, other-worldly creatures and dark misfits… Little Lord Strange met another young scientist, Lucy Curious.

Right across the pond from Infernal Manor, through the Jellyfish Islands, between the barnacle banks  lies a mysterious Dark Harbor and the strange adventures of Lucy Curious. Curious met Strange one Summer vacation by what one could only describe as fate. With a shared fascination of all things strange, the two spent every single Summer together identifying local animal species, rare poisonous plants, and collecting sample specimens of expired sea life.

One ill-fated Summer, Lucy’s vacation to the sea-side harbor never came to be, when her ship was lost at sea only a mere mile from the port…

At first word, Lord Strange took his boat out to find Lucy where he quickly found himself caught in a hidden world between the living and the dead.

Lucy eventually did wash ashore, the only survivor . Upon her arrival to Strange’s manor, she is unable to find Strange but stumbles upon Strange’s secret laboratory filled with an army of curious mystical creatures and puzzling notebooks filled with plans for robotic marvels, maps to treasure filled ruins, worlds beyond worlds and top secrets yet to be known.

It’s now up to Lucy to finish what Strange had started in, hopes of finding him one day. Join Lucy Curious and her crew of fearless scalyywags, salty sea ghosts, curious beasts and robotic marvels as they travel the world to find her friend, Lord Strange.

Preorder now here

  • Case of 24 randomly assorted figures
  • Display case box comes signed by both artists, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters
  • Comes with exclusive Stranger Factory Dark Harbor enamel pin which will be announced before display boxes ship ($10 value), and a bonus mini print signed by both artists
  • This is a pre-order item that is estimated to be available for shipping December 2017. Shipping schedule subject to change.  Please note that if you purchase this item with other items, the entire order will ship when the pre-order is available for shipment.

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    • This is a pre-order item that is estimated to be available for shipping December 2017. Shipping schedule subject to change.  Please note that if you purchase this item with other items, the entire order will ship when the pre-order is available for shipment.

      Preorder here

 

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Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters have a brand new mini series coming from Kidrobot!
This nautical themed series will go very well with Lord Strange and his The 13 Dunny series!
We will have more info soon about preorders, but for now a tale of…
Right across the pond from Infernal Manor, through the Jellyfish Islands, between the barnacle banks lies a mysterious Dark Harbor and the strange adventures of Lucy Curious. Curious met Strange one Summer vacation by what one could only describe as fate. With a shared fascination of all things strange, the two spent every single Summer together identifying local animal species, rare poisonous plants, and collecting sample specimens of expired sea life. One ill-fated Summer, Lucy’s vacation to the sea-side harbor never came to be, when her ship was lost at sea only a mere mile from the port… At first word, Lord Strange took his boat out to find Lucy where he quickly found himself caught in a hidden world between the living and the dead. Lucy eventually did wash ashore, the only survivor . Upon her arrival to Strange’s manor, she is unable to find Strange but stumbles upon Strange’s secret laboratory filled with an army of curious mystical creatures and puzzling notebooks filled with plans for robotic marvels, maps to treasure filled ruins, worlds beyond worlds and top secrets yet to be known. It’s now up to lucy to finish what Strange had started in, hopes of finding him one day. Join Lucy Curious and her crew of fearless scalyywags, salty sea ghosts, curious beasts and robotic marvels as they travel the world to find her friend, Lord Strange.
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Stranger Factory Gallery
presents

Outré
Phil Noto & Brandt Peters

 

project room
Unearthed
Mudmonkey (Simon Boses) & Calan Ree

Both 2-person exhibitions run September 1st – October 1st, 2017
Opening Reception: September 1, 6-9 PM

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Outré
2-Person exhibition of new works by Phil Noto & Brandt Peters
September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening reception, September 1, 6-9 pm

Contemporary narrative artists, Phil Noto and Brandt Peters are joining forces to create a 2 person exhibition focused on empowered portraits of the strange, the unusual, and the eccentric.

Phil Noto is an Eisner nominated American painter, comic book/ concept artist who is known for his work on such titles as Black Widow, Jonah Hex, Uncanny X-Force, and most recently Star Wars (Chewbacca and Shattered Empire). After a 10 year career at Disney Feature Animation, he started to work full-time as an artist for Marvel, DC, Image Comics and Dark Horse, and as well, time in gaming working on such blockbuster hits such as Bioshock. While most of his commercial work is done digitally, Noto works in traditional acrylic painting for his fine art works that focus on contemporary character portraits of iconic empowered women that teeter into superheroes and villainous archetypes.

Brandt Peters emerged from the entertainment industry into an internationally recognized and accomplished fine artist, designer, and producer. Often known for his award winning toy designs, Peters is also a mixed media painter and story-teller who centers his work on character design and visual development. His work hearkens back to the earliest days of comics and animation, with a seeming simplicity that hides layers of intricate back story rooted in humor and a strong, empowering narrative voice.

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Unearthed
2-Person exhibition of new work by Mudmonkey & Calan Ree
September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening reception, September 1, 6-9 pm

In the project room, ceramicists Simon Boses and Calan Ree present new character driven works exploring nature’s role in inspiring mythology and personifying its elements.

Simon Boses creates an ongoing mythology through ceramic narrative figures. His myth is influenced by the events of his life, often drawing upon threads of common human experience. Simon’s creations have a surface meaning that is easy to recognize. Further investigation reveals the use of a library of symbols developed over a lifetime to layer ideas into the physical form. Allowing a deeper, subtler symbolism in the piece.

Calan Ree creates contemporary ceramic and mixed media figurative sculpture. Clay is her first true love, so even when working in bone or metal, there is more often than not, ceramic binding the elements together. She finds the natural world just as intriguing as the folk lore that tries to explain it. Her work is figurative in nature and often expresses the hidden spirit that resides within the subject.

 

 

 

Stranger Factory Gallery
presents
Toy Makers of Planet Earth
INTERNATIONAL TOY MAKERS GROUP EXHIBITION

and

Bats in the Belfry
Custom Toy Group Exhibition Based on Brandt Peter’s Classic Toy, The Night King

Both group exhibitions run JUNE 2nd – July 2nd, 2017

Opening Reception: June 2nd, 6-9 PM
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Toy Makers of Planet Earth
Group exhibition of new work in Main Gallery
Curated by Kathie Olivas, Lana Crooks, Brad Smith and Brandt Peters
June 2- July 2, 2017
Opening reception, June 2, 6-9 pm

Circus Posterus and Stranger Factory are proud to present our upcoming toy art group exhibition, “Toy Makers of Planet Earth” opening this June. This invitational art exhibition will feature top independent contemporary toy artists, narrative artists inspired by toys, character makers, and independent toy companies from all over the world under one roof at Stranger Factory Gallery.

Over 35+ artists

Artists include: Mark Nagata, Brandt Peters, Jess Hernandez, Otto Björnik, Sergey Safanov, Junker Jane, Jen Musatto, Silk and Thistle, Victoria Rose, Lana Crooks, Daniel Talone, Steve Ferrera, Scott Radke, Stan Manoukian, JShea, Eric Althin, Kathie Olivas, Sweet Bestiary, Mudmonkey, Tanya Marriott, Art Toy Maison, Vanessa Ramirez, Fanny Kao, Cassia Harries, Sumrow, Tim Lee, Joe Scarano, Aya Kakeda, Ratokim, Munktiki, SeriouslySillyK, Super Secret Fun Club, Scott Wilkowski, Psycho Scimitar, Mizna Wada, Circus Posterus, VTSS, Black Seed, Mr. Clement, and Bob Doucette
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Bats in the Belfry
Custom Toy Group exhibition Based on Brandt Peters’ Classic Toy, The Night King
Cardboard Spaceship Toys & Circus Posterus
June 2- July 2, 2017
Opening reception, June 2, 6-9 pm

As part of our month long celebration of toymakers, we will also be showing “Bats in the Belfry,” a group exhibition based on artists customizing and reinterpreting Brandt Peters’ Night King bat vinyl toy produced by Cardboard Spaceship Toys & Circus Posterus.

24 Artists

Artists include: Camilla d’Errico (pictured), Jellykoe, Drilone, House of Boz, Dolly Oblong, 64 Colors, Tasha Zimich, Igor Ventura, Ian Ziobrowski, Joe Whiteford, Brandan Styles, Ink Visuals, Otto Björnik, Jess Hernandez, Victoria Rose, EL DODO ALBINO, Tokyo Jesus, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Tim Lee, Joe Scarano, Cassia Harries, Karl Deuble, and SeriouslySillyK

 

Stranger Factory Gallery
presents

OLD GROWTH
Two man exhibition featuring new works by Tim Lee and Joe Scarano

FEBRUARY 2017
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Coming to Stranger Factory in February 2017 is a new exhibit called “Old Growth“, featuring new works by visionary narrative artists Tim Lee and Joe Scarano.

Tim Lee’s work combines music, Americana, pop-culture, and bits of Southern Gothic, entwined together in nostalgic worlds and imagined time. With elements of cubism mixed with an Eastern European folktale feel, Lee’s multi- media work evoke a distictivly bold graphic style and flavor. He will be presenting new drawings, paintings, and 3-d sculptures.
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Joe Scarano’s characters and environments recall the odd early days of animation and the dingy despair of the 1930s. With their popsicle-stick bucktoothed grins, hollow heads, and dead eyes, his characters often straddle the lines between funny, tragic, grotesque, and comically depressing. Scarano will be featuring new 3-d wood cutout paintings that create a new inner-dimensional vision of his 2-d characters.

OLD GROWTH will run from February 3rd – 26th 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 6-9pm
(The opening is free and open to the public.)

Both artists will be in attendance for reception.

The Gallery and its gift store are open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays). Please check strangerfactory.com for updated hours
during Albuquerque Rapid Transit Construction.

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

 

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Stranger Factory is pleased to announce our Halloween group exhibition Bewitching VI in our main gallery. Bewitching is the annual Halloween group show featuring an eclectic and diverse group of artists creating their own personal versions of iconic Halloween-related imagery in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Halloween is an incredibly special holiday for Circus Posterus and Stranger Factory, and our favorite time of year. We hold many shows and events each year, but Bewitching is always one of our favorites, and we hope you’ll join us for this celebration of all things dark and spooky.

unnamedjThis years participating artists include Amy Earles, Shirrstone, Creeptoons, Michele Lynch, Jen Musatto, Dark Town Sally, Kathie Olivas, Anna Tillett, Danita Art, Horrible Adorables, Brandt Peters, Spluurt, Fika Art, Karl Deuble and more!

kBewitching VI runs October 7th – 31st, with an opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 6 – 9 PM.
Bewitching VI runs October 7th – 31st, with an opening reception on Friday, October 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

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What remains when all is said and done? 21 Artists translate the phrase “All That Remains” in this bone, fantastical anatomical, “remains” themed exhibition. From ink to thread, from stone to bone, a variety of specimens will be unearthed inside Stranger Factory on October 7th.

With guest curation by Lana Crooks
Featuring new works by:
Adipocere
Jeremy Bastian
Lana Crooks
Jessica Dalva
Kristina Drake
Matt Hall
Stephanie Inagaki
Darla Jackson
Jessica Joslin
Jennifer Joslin
Mahlimae
Lauren Marx
Caitlin McCormick
Stephanie Metz
Christina Mrozik
Forest Rogers
Virginie Ropars
Sinan Soykut
Tyler Thrasher
Jake Waldron
Katherine Walsh of FearsomeBeast
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Both Exhibitions will run October 7th – 31st, 2016.
Opening Reception on October 7th (6-9 PM)

*Several artists will be in attendance as well as Curator, Lana Crooks

 

Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

 

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The next installment of the Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus Sofubi line is here and they are a sight to see and ultra limited!
Pink GID swirl Calliope by Kathie Olivas and Stingy Jack by Brandt Peters
 dropping this Friday, September 9 at Stranger Factory and www.CircusPosterus.com at Noon PST!
Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack and Calliope JackalopeThe release date will be:
NON North America at September 10th 2016 at 11AM JST.
North America September 9th 2016 Noon Pacific Standard Time

Pink GID Swirl Stingy Jack (edition size 32 world wide)
Pink GID Swirl Calliope Jackalope (edition size 32 world wide)

Good luck!


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