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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

Stranger Factory Gallery
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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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UNWOUND

Featuring All New Works from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble

We are excited to announce Unwound, a group show featuring new work from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble this May at Stranger Factory!

Joe Scarano is NY-based artist known for his goofy, tragic characters that honor the good old days of animation, complete with the friendly, but dingy despair of the 1930s. For our upcoming exhibition, Scarano is bringing plenty of characters to life through 3-D sculpts and a number of paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces, featuring an edition of Ol’ Stitch Wilson figures, one-off variants of his famous goblin, as well as many new creatures, which we’re excited to see!
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D. Ross Scribe is known for his murals throughout North America, most notably in Kansas City, MO, but his work can also be seen across the US, in Canada, and as far south as Mexico. For Unwound, Scribe has found himself exploring a narrative of confronting fears, letting down one’s guard, and what it means to really unwind and enjoy the journey through life. With an unconventional twist on the theme of pursuing one’s dreams in the unknown territory known as the wild, wild west, Scribe is producing a variety of mixed media pieces, acrylic paintings, and custom figures. He will also be in attendance throughout the weekend working on Stranger Factory’s first mural at it’s new location on historic Route 66!

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When not at Stranger Factory, Karl Deuble can be found rocking out with his band, working his screen-printing magic, or making art. Through his own signature combination of screen printing, acrylic, and spray painting techniques, as well as good ol’ ink and graphite, Deuble creates what he describes as dim-witted characters that explore the inner workings of random thoughts and the everyday mundane that we humans encounter. For Unwound, Karl’s inspiration comes from the feeling of being unraveled and longing for the past. He wanted to experiment with texture and color as a way to connect each character as a whole, while still allowing each piece to stand alone.
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The opening reception is Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Each artist will be in attendance.

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

Joe Scarano gave us a very special treat for Bewitching IV, he let us into his studio with a visual tour through every step of his brilliant Candy Corn Goblin creation. We got to see the development from sketch to finished product over many weeks, and we are excited to share with you!

Follow this amazing visual journey of Joe’s from the original sketch design to sculpt, mold making, and final painting of his Candy Corn Goblins.

You can see them in all their glory when Bewitching IV opens at Stranger Factory on Friday, Oct 10 at 6PM.

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Keeping my promise from yesterday, I’ll show you a few of Joe Scarano’s “Grimley” plaques that are making their way to Deadeyes at Stranger Factory.

Joe has about 10 plaques ready to go in various colors and schemes, and we know these won’t last long! This character is simply astounding(and adorable!).

If you didn’t know –
Grimley lives in the trees, he lives in the walls, the ground, the clouds… he appears like smoke to lead you astray. You had planned on walking through the woods to get to Granny’s house, but he has other plans for you. You will happily follow him anywhere he leads you.

Now, for a little preview:
Grimley_2a Grimley_4 Grimley_5a Grimley_9Deadeyes runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Well, color me blood red and call me dumbfounded because Joe Scarano just floored me for  Deadeyes!

We will reveal more of the Grimleys that Shing wrote about tomorrow, but today we have two finished pieces from the amazing show!

Up first “Circling the Drain”. A grayscale creepy masterpiece which looks like how probably most feel post Mardi Gras last night!
Circling_The_Drain_150Now for a mega splash of color, “I’ll show you all my tricks”. These happy cartoon characters are living the life!
Ill_Show_You_All_My_Tricks_cropped_150See them in person at Deadeyes running March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

phototyTime to be a non creepy voyeur into the studio of Joe Scarano again to see what exactly he is up to.

Another piece for the upcoming  Deadeyes show at Stranger Factory with an alarmingly droopy Flash. The piece explains itself, and it isn’t even finished yet. Those vacant and lifeless eyes are surprisingly poignant.

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Deadeyes runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

 

Goon_WIP2Time for another installment of one of our favorite things to bring you here on the CP blog, “Work in Progress” images. With work in progress shots, we get to see the development and thought processes that go into creating all the magnificent work for Stranger Factory, and this time we go inside the studio of Joe Scarano.

Up on the easel is Joe’s “Goon” for the upcoming Deadeyes show at Stranger Factory. A classic throwback to the golden days of animation when a toon’s eyes would pop out of their head at the sight of a gorgeous lady or delicious hot food! Topped with a sad party hat, this character screams mischief-maker from the start. We will show you the finished piece down the road once Joe works more of his magic, but for now you can stare at all the detail and shadows like I have been.
Goon_WIPDeadeyes runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.