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Stranger Factory’s Seventh Annual
Winter Salon

DECEMBER 2017

Stranger factory is so pleased to announce our seventh annual group winter exhibition!

Our small works annual group show is an end of year celebration and one of our most exciting exhibitions, featuring new artwork from many local and international artists. This year’s talented line up promises to provide a variety of enticing alternatives for the upcoming gift-giving season including original sketches, paintings, sculptures, plush, and jewelry!
Participating artists, this year, include Daniel Aaron, Creeptoons, Jeremy Cross, Karl Deuble, Fika Art, fufufanny, Johnpaul Gutierrez, Jay Hallopeter, Cassia Harries, Jellykoe, Ken Keirns, Patt Kelley, Shing Yin Khor, Tim Lee, MUMBOT, Jen Musatto, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Ratokim, Vanessa Ramirez, Ellie Rusinova, David Santiago, Joe Scarano, Brandan Styles, Sweet Bestiary, Anna Tillett, The Rots, Mizna Wada, and Stephan Webb.

Winter Salon VII will run from
December 1st – 31st, 2017

Opening Reception: December 1st from 6-9 PM
Stranger Factory
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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November brings IN SHADOWS to Stranger Factory, with new works from Cassia Harries, Aya Kakeda, Horrible Adorables,valeri blossom, and Junker Jane!

 

Cassia Harries is a lead concept artist in the gaming industry and also lead monster maker, as the owner and developer of Monster Mind Sculpts, based in California.

Known for fantastical creatures and inspired by childhood films, such as Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, Harries works take us on a journey that seamlessly blends steampunk aesthetic with light-hearted whimsy.

For In Shadows, Harries will expanding on her Darkskies narrative. Global volcanic activity has left the world with darkened skies and covered in soot. Harries’ brave characters fight creatures emerging from the ashes and return them to the cracks in the Earth, from which they’ve come, in order to restore balance on the planet. Harries will be producing a number of original sculpts and two small editions of her Shadowlings and Blaylocks, each with one of a kind color variants.
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Professional illustrator, Aya Kakeda, was born in Tokyo and now resides in New York. Kakeda has produced work for Nike, Nickelodeon, KidRobot, among other dynamic companies, in addition to gallery representation across the world.

Kakeda will be producing between 8 and 10 paintings on wood for In Shadows, as well as some 3D wall hangings, and a small edition of prints. For In Shadows, Kakeda’s work will feature a lone girl navigating between real world and the shadow realm, encountering creatures that only she can see.

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Ohio-based artists Jordan Elise Perme and Chris Lees are the wife and husband team behind Horrible Adorables, which are a collection of strange and fantastical creatures, known for their meticulous wool-felt scales.

Horrible Adorables will be producing approximately 20 one of a kind sculpts for In Shadows, as the duo explores a darker theme than usual – merging witchcraft and the dark arts – their creatures are adapting into familiars, representative of natural plants with magical properties, expressed through each creature’s hybrid appearance.

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valeri blossom is a mixed media artist in New Mexico. Her work is characterized by it’s curiously playful approach to darker subjects as a world of curious children and curiouser monsters, collide.

In Shadows has provided blossom with the opportunity to expand on a narrative that includes childlike monsters, which prove to be more friendly than frightening, and the humans that traverse the galaxy in brave pursuit of exposing the shadow to light. We can expect to see 8-10 original paintings from blossom, for In Shadows, on wood and canvas.

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Catherine Zacchino, or Junker Jane, is an artist in Oregon, whose handmade dolls are known for their monstrous appearance and vintage appeal.

For In Shadows, we will have approximately 10 Junker Jane pieces, including original art dolls and wall hangings as Zacchino explores the thin veil between the seen and unseen and the supernatural creatures that exist there, waiting for you to catch just a glimpse!

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In Shadows will be on display from November 6th through November 29th.
The opening reception is on Friday, November 6th from 6 – 9 PM
and many of the artists will be in attendance.

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

 

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Think you might have missed something out there on social media stratosphere this week? Have no fear, we have a roundup for you!

We are still jumping off of the walls with the announcement of Conjuring Mischief coming to Stranger Factory this May. This custom Skelve show has top notch talent doing their masterful work on our iconic mascot!

This week we got to see what Carson Catlin, Cassia Harries, and Carisa Swenson have in store for our beloved Skelve, and we learned a little bit about newcomer Cassia.

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Before the cuts, Carson figures out a pattern.

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More soon, but keep an eye on all our social media for the latest updates. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news!

 

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Time to spotlight one of the amazing artists gracing the Conjuring Mischief custom Skelve show at Stranger Factory this May, Cassia Harries.

Cassia is the owner and creator behind Monster Mind Sculpts and no stranger to the design world. Inspired by all the great sci-fi and pop culture films and artists that have become canon for most of our creativity, Cassia interprets this into her own creations. Earlier this year, she has had an incredible success with her Little Monsters Baby Cthulhu kickstarter that generated 6x the needed funding for the project! More recently, her sculpts have generated wide praise in numerous gallery shows, and now we get to see what she has in store for Conjuring Mischief.

Click more for Cassia’s work and a little teaser into her Skelve for Conjuring Mischief!

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