Perfect Machine

One last look

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The preview should come out sometime this evening for Phil Noto’s “Full Diclosure” and Jim Mahfood’s “Perfect Machine”, so we thought one last glimpse at some of the work was a proper thing to do.

So here are the “Pantless Wonder” and “Starlet” as an appetizer for all the goodness coming tomorrow night at the opening!

PantslessWonder StarletBoth exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Time to “Terrorize” with Jim Mahfood

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With the opening only three days away, it is time to “Terrorize” with another piece by Jim Mahfood forPerfect Machine“!

“Terrorize” is yet another astounding work by Mahfood. The splashes of color, controlled chaos, street lettering, and sensuality, are one(well, four) of the many reasons we love Jim’s work.
We can’t wait to see it in person!


Jim Mahfood’s “Perfect Machine”  runs February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Everybody Loves Tank Girl.

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Look, I love Tank Girl. I love Tank Girl with the burning passion of an sexually confused alterna-punk high school obsessed over bad ass girls with too much personality and a penchant for comic violence.

TankGirlBoomStick(Also, I was Tank Girl last Halloween)

So, when I say things like “Holy shit, we get Jim Mahfood’s Tank Girl art in at Stranger Factory in February!” you can be rest assured that I am genuinely gleeful about it.

Jim collaborated with Alan Martin to produce the 3 issue miniseries Everybody Loves Tank Girl in 2012, and it is excellent.

For his show at Stranger Factory, Mahfood is exhibiting six Tank Girl related pieces of art, with the eponymous girl at the center(but also her friends Jet Girl and Sub Girl). I’ve gotten a peek at all of them, and let me tell you, they are perfectly sexy and messy and exuberantly Tank Girl.

Jim Mahfood will be present at his show’s opening, so if you’re a comic fan, be sure to stop by and have doughnuts with Jim and Phil Noto in gorgeous Albuquerque. We promise you a good time.

(I feel like I should mention that part of the 1995 Tank Girl movie was filmed 3 hrs outside of Albuquerque, at the White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo…but frankly it just looks like a desert.)

Jim Mahfood’s “Perfect Machine”  runs February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.




Mahfood brings the Visual funk to Albuquerque

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It is a pleasure to welcome cartoonist, illustrator, muralist and all around artistic badass Jim Mahfood to the Stranger Factory 2014 schedule. Also known for his creation of  “Visual Funk”: a mix of comix art, graffiti, manga, street art, and funk culture, Jim’s style will blend perfectly with all the SF fans out there.

All month, we will bring you all kinds of previews of Jim’s “Perfect Machine” before the opening, so keep checking the blog for updates.


February Exhibits – Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood

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Stranger Factory – February Exhibits

New works by Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood

Stranger Factory is thrilled to present two new exhibits for February from artists Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood.

Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” finds Noto’s signature style in top form, as the artist deftly brings beautiful new characters to life. Few artists are able to capture the subtleties of human expressions like Noto, and it’s impossible to look at his works without being drawn in immediately. Beautiful understatement is the name of the game with Noto’s work, from a slightly raised eyebrow to the tiniest of smirks. We are huge fans of Noto’s paintings, and thrilled to be able to present another solo show by this modern master.

In the Project Room we have the frenetic illustration style of Jim Mahfood. His new exhibit, “Perfect Machine”, brings to Stranger Factory an exploration of sense and sensuality 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, and violence.


Please contact our Press Manager with any additional requests for artist information or show images.

Both exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.