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Lots of Scott Radke at Opening

This past Friday night saw the opening of Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout“, Scott Radke’sInterface“. and Stephan Webb’sEvolutionary End Game“. As with most shows at Stranger Factory, it was jaw dropping! Luckily, Brandt snapped some images and Vine videos for us – check them out below!

The online request period for art from these three shows begins TODAY at 12 NOON – further instructions, and preview is here.

 

 

 

For the past month, we have been bringing you updates, news, and a multitude of images from the upcoming shows by Scott RadkeStephan Webb, and Kathie Olivas. While the last touches of paint dry and the finishing edits on the preview are done, we thought  we’d recap a few of the pieces we covered. Knowing how we operate, you might want to pay attention for some images you may have not seen yet. Just a warning to keep a good eye out. :)

Hopefully this will hold you over until the preview comes out tonight!

A few more Olivas paintings for Scout

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Scott Radke‘s “Interface”, opens at Stranger Factory in just two days, and the anticipation for the show is growing by leaps and bounds! To get us in the mood before the preview email arrives tomorrow, we are bringing you another edition of Circus Folk, with an emphasis on collectors with stunning Scott Radke pieces in their collection. This will hopefully hold us all over until we see his glorious sculptures for Interface!

Without further jibber jabber, here are some amazing Radke works from years past.

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Scott Radke’s  “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’s “Evolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

 

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We have seen many forms and shapes for Scott Radke‘s “Interface””, and now we have another resplendent creation that is simply jaw dropping. Titled “Pink Clown“, this sitting jester is adorned in an elaborate stripe and swirl burlap cloth design, lending to its rough-edged medieval feel. The trademark sculpted face is amazed and bewildered as it gazes upon a lush and delightfully detailed gold ornamental egg.  The appeal of this piece will stretch many boundaries, and there is still more to come from Scott.

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Scott Radke’s  “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’s “Evolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

RadkeSkelve1We gave you a teaser earlier on some Skelves Scott Radke is working on for his show at Stranger Factoryand now we are pleased to fully reveal three of them! Scott takes the classic Skelve platform and combines it with his own defined style to create a brand new Skelve look. The Radke Skelves are both familiar and new, but they are undeniably mysterious and charming. And the details – that pointy burlap cap, perfect little painted heart and tiny rivets! Scott will have numerous Skelves available for the show, and so we don’t spoil it, we are only showing you a small sample. These faces grow even more expressive with each look, so study them carefully!

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Scott Radke’sInterface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’sEvolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

 

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Scott Radke‘s “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factoryand we are still excited to show you what he has in store for all of us.

If you combine our love of signature Radke burlap with antlers(a perennial Stranger Factory favourite), magical things happen! Combined with a classic Radke face that depicts both a sense of innocence and nobility, you have a truly inspiring work of art.

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Scott Radke’s  “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’s “Evolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

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What does Scott Radke have in store for “Interface“? Is this a dinosaur, an elf, or gnome…or something else from the realm of Radke? We added some swirly, twirly, icing to the image to help keep a little secret, but whatever it is, it seems like there may be a few of them migrating to New Mexico in April! Keep checking the Circus Posterus blog because we will have the full reveal soon!

Scott Radke’s  “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’s “Evolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

 

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Scott Radke is certainly known for his glorious burlap and clay renditions of animals, humans and other hauntingly delicate and earthy things. But the crowning glory of his work – the element that leaps out and keeps you looking(or unable to tear your eyes away) – are the beautiful and poignantly expressive faces on his sculpts.

The faces Scott Radke creates are alternately sorrowful, longing, coy, anxious, or an indeterminate mix of all – or none – of the above. In fact, the faces his burlap minions wear may even change, almost imperceptibly, based on how the light hits, the angle. of viewing…and maybe just how you’re feeling that day.

We can’t wait to show you more from Radke’s stellar show in April(but we will). Check back often to see what this wizard has up his sleeve!

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Scott Radke’s INTERFACE opens at Stranger Factory on April 5th, 2013.

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What is Scott Radke working on for “Interface“?

A little tail, stubby arms, and a dunce cap…oh my!! And…what is that face? I will confirm that it is not Tobi’s mask from Naruto, but we did purposely obscure the image so you can use your imagination. We like keeping one or two secrets over here. If you happen to figure it out yourself, we might have a surprise in store for you. We will reveal more and more in the weeks to come(and more Radke loveliness), so keep checking back!

Scott Radke’s  “Interface” opens April 5th at Stranger Factory along with Kathie Olivas‘ “Scout” ”, and Stephan Webb’s “Evolutionary End Game”. An opening reception will be held on April 5th from 6-9pm.

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We aren’t going to let anyone sit back too long this year because Stranger Factory has three new solo exhibitions coming in April from renowned artists Kathie Olivas, Scott Radke, and Stephen Webb. Get ready!

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“Scout” finds Kathie Olivas searching for simplicity with a solo exhibit of new portraits, studies, customs, and original sculpts. This new show finds her simplifying her approach, and allowing the beauty of the individual to take the viewer’s focus as they join her and her creations in the search for the small truths in a larger world.

Kathie Olivas is an internationally exhibited multi-media artist from New Mexico. Through her current body of work she explores society’s insatiable desire to assign ‘cuteness’ and our discomfort with the unknown. A dark blend of early American portraiture set in post apocalyptic times, Kathie’s paintings and custom toys are a satirical look at how fear affects our sense of reality.

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Scott Radke‘s “Interface” features original sculpts and a few customized Skelve figures by the enigmatic artist. His work is highly-sought after, incredibly detailed, and is at once comforting and unsettling. His creations evoke sympathy in the viewer, while hinting at a larger world beneath the surface of our own.

Scott Radke is a Cleveland-based artist who works from his subconscious imagery. Specializing in mixed media sculpture and animal/human hybrid explorations, his work is highly influenced by his affinity for nature. His work can be found from London to Los Angeles in major art collections, and even making cameo appearances in such films as Walt Disney’s Academy award-winning Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton.

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Stephan Webb‘s “Evolutionary End Game” will feature a new series of detailed bronze sculptures from this unique artist. Webb’s artwork takes a surrealistic view of biological and evolutionary processes, and utilizes the medium of metal casting and sculpture as a commentary on the fabricated nature of our surroundings.

Stephan’s artwork constantly juxtaposes biological forms and figures with harsh geometric shapes and the coldness of metal to engage the viewer in a conversation about the roles that nature and technology play in our lives and to seek a harmonious balance between the two. Webb exhibits primarily in New Mexico, and is an emerging artist building a dedicated fan and collector base. This will be his third exhibit with Stranger Factory.

 

Keep an eye here for updates and sneaks from the upcoming show. To ensure you are on the preview list, please visit www.strangerfactory.com and sign up for email alerts. This three person exhibit opens Friday, April 5th with a reception from 6-8pm.