PREORDER TIME The “Mono” Knight King #SDCC 2016…
Japanese artist Erika Sanada presents several new expressive sculptures that she considers both odd and dreamy. Her softly bizarre ceramic creatures make their first debut at Stranger Factory in May with her solo exhibition “COPE.” As autobiographical spirit animals, her unique canines allow her to cope with her own anxiety and serve as empowering alter egos.
She recently earned her MFA in Ceramics at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
“My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side. “Odd Things” are my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears. These are how I express my sensitive mind. There are two reasons I create misshapen and abnormal work. One is my bitter childhood and the second is my constant anxieties.”
Stranger Factory presents
Lana Crooks (bat wings)
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Candy Gore Lottery
– Candy Gore will be a random lottery opening night
– You can sign up for the lottery starting Friday, August 7th at 11am when Stranger Factory opens
– You may start viewing the opening of Candy Gore at 6pm August 7th
– Random drawing order to purchase work begins at 6:15pm August, 7th
– When your name is drawn, you may choose 1 piece of work by each artist: Brandt Peters and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore totaling 2 pieces for your turn
– When all names have been drawn, a second round of names drawn will begin allowing 1 piece of work by each artist: Brandt Peters and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore totaling 2 pieces second round
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Stranger Factory is now accepting artist submissions for participation in upcoming group shows and our 2016/ 2017 exhibition schedule. We feature contemporary character design and illustration, focusing on emerging and mid career artists with a dedicated vision to narrative work. Serious inquiries only; please email your website (please do not attach images) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stranger Factory – March Exhibit
Dubious Beasts: Life Cycles
Stranger Factory is excited to welcome the the third installation of the “Dubious Beasts” collaborative series of shows by Leslie Levings and Shing Yin Khor. In this show, the artists explore a universe of off kilter whimsy and inquire into the development processes of their curious creatures.
Leslie Levings is a sculptor renowned for her charming and personable Beastlies series. Her dubious creatures are elegant and lost in thought, cuddled into a nook of a tree, or perched over a quiet lake.
Shing Yin Khor is a sculptor and painter. Her dubious creatures are anxious and not particularly intelligent, a slightly alarmed look on their face as they appear in a range of sculptures and watercolour paintings detailing their observed behavior.
Paired with an obsession with natural history museums, trophy heads, and cabinets of curiosities, Levings and Khor bring to Stranger Factory a delightful menagerie of colourful, beady eyed critters – bending over clutches of eggs, and encased in cocoons, awaiting their final metamorphosis.
The exhibit runs March 6th through April 4th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 6th from 6 – 9 PM. Both artists will be in attendance.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the first show at Stranger Factory’s new location!
3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
We love seeing the various customs from our many artist friends of the Wandering Misfits and Jay Hollopeters’ vibrant painting style has always been one of our faves. This year, he’s bringing a mischievous Angel and Devil pair to the Winter Salon, complete with adorable little wings(the angel) and tempting ice cream cones(the devil, obviously).
Come check them out at the Winter Salon opening at Stranger Factory – this Thursday, December 4th!
We’re back from DesignerCon, and right back to work! Thank you to everyone who came out and said hello, bought our work, or came to a signing. We are happy and grateful to call you our collectors, because you are the best people in the world.
We’re previewed these figures at DesignerCon, and now we finally have the rest of our inventory in stock! Both figures are $95 each, or buy the set for the price of $175. Like the others, the heads switch out!
HEATHEN SNAKE (sofubi)
CALLIOPE JACKALOPE (sofubi)
Circus Posterus Sales for Designer Con info:
When doors open on Saturday and Sunday, you can obtain your random line position number at our booth #700 for the first 45 minutes (9:45am Saturday and 10:45am Sunday).
During this time, you can browse the booth and line up according to your random line position number.
We will proceed with purchases in numerical order of the line number lottery at 9:45am on Saturday and 10:45am on Sunday.
After everyone who has waited in line has completed their purchases, it is first come first served.
Instinctoy Crayon Muckey is released as first come first served starting at 3:00pm Saturday and anytime Sunday.
See you there!
We’re a fan of Lana Crooks‘ masterfully detailed mini feltworks, and it’s always a treat to get some new studio shots from her. This time, she takes us on a small tour of her workspace – a delightful haven of vintage oddities and other ephemera.
Lana’s studio almost makes an artist’s life look romantic(it’s really not – it’s a lot of paperwork and organization). And, if you squint, you can catch a sneak peek of what Lana’s cooking up for Bewitching!
Hmm, lovely felted bones.
Stranger Factory and Cotton Candy Machine are teaming up to create a collaborative crossover exhibition, one big awesome event taking place simultaneously both at Stranger Factory Gallery in Albuquerque, NM and at Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY on the same evening. All works by each artist will be split up evenly between both galleries, so no matter which location you attend you will experience the exhibition, each with a different perspective.
The show will feature new works by Glenn Barr, Dilek Baykara, Scott C, Katie Carillo, Karl Deuble, Jeremy Hush, Tim Lee, Tina Lugo, Jeremyville, Kozyndan, Stan Manoukian, Tara McPherson, Phil Noto, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Lamour Supreme, Greg Rivera and Chet Zar.
The opening reception for both events will be Friday, July 11th from 7 – 11 pm, local time.