A look back at the Traveling Circus at Rotofugi

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traveling circusWell, all the artists are settled back at their homes, the fans in attendance are all still rejoicing, and we want all of you to share in the wonderment that was the Traveling Circus at Rotofugi.

Many braved the cold and cancelled flights to attend the show in Chicago, and we are truly grateful. If you couldn’t attend the show (like me) we have a deluge of images from the opening thanks to Jason Spanier. Now everyone can share in the festivities, and don’t forget that there is still plenty of amazing work still available right here on Rotofugi’s site.

“Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi Purchasing Information

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If you are interested in purchasing from Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus”  Group Exhibit at Rotofugi, please read below.

For this exhibit, Rotofugi’s normal gallery preview will NOT be sent. Attendees of the opening will have first chance to purchase exhibit pieces. Rotofugi preview list members who can not attend will be notified of available pieces after the opening, but before the general public. Thanks for your understanding.  Line tickets for gallery purchases will be available at the store beginning at 11am on Saturday (the day of the opening).

Exhibit continues through March 9.

More Chris Ryniak for Rotofugi

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The Circus comes to town tomorrow if your town is Chicago. That’s right, the highly anticipated spectacle known as Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” sets up the tents at Rotofugi Saturday night!

We have been previewing all kinds of sideshow fun from the artists the past few weekes, and we thought we would give Chris Ryniak a little love now.

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Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

The Mystery Tooth gets pulled at Rotofugi

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The Mystery Tooth
acrylic on board
oval frame convex glass

They creep into bedrooms at night and remove rotten teeth from sleeping humans’ mouths. They then replace the tooth by embedding themselves into the jaw line.

These creatures are mostly harmless and are actually stronger than regular teeth. They give off a sweet minty odor and often mask the smell of tooth decay and gum disease.

Most people who have them only notice them when they eat ice cream or an ice chilled drink because it loosens their grip on the gums which may cause them to fall out.

This slightly derpy guy from Travis Louie makes me smile every time I look at him. I think he will too for all of you attending Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi this weekend.

Travis Louie’s curious Seaweed Pod comes to Rotofugi

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Travis Louie’s Seaweed Pod is an organism discovered in the Sargasso Sea in 1928.

At first, the bioluminescence of these small creatures was thought to be a lure to catch prey. On close inspection it was revealed to be a defensive weapon. These 5 inch diameter floaters can generate an electrical charge, firing a spark even underwater when in danger.

Catch a rare glimpse of the Seaweed Pod, or take him home when Circus Posterus’ Traveling Circus comes to Rotofugi in Chicago this Saturday.

The cold winter brings new Dust Bunnies by Amanda Louise Spayd

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Boomerang2__SMThe winter has been long and cold so far, but luckily for us, that gives Amanda Louise Spayd time to create a new assortment of brilliant Dust Bunnies for Circus Posterus’  “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi in Chicago.  Even Boomerang above is thrilled to be going to Chicago (mostly for pizza).

Alright, onward to Amanda’s amazing work –





Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th. 

ThEm DoLLz is about to make a hometown splash!

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Almost all the clowns are packed into the car for Circus Posterus “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugibut we still have much to show you before the opening.

On that note, Jen Musatto is set to make a big hometown splash with her ThEm DoLLz gracing the gallery shelves. Jen has been planning, designing, and sewing these plush masterpieces for weeks, and we finally get to see them in person this Saturday the 15th.

How about a preview of a few?


Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” opens February 15 and runs through March 9th at Rotofugi.

Exhibiting artists include Stan Manoukian, Tim Lee, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Joe Scarano, Stephan Webb, Shing Yin Khor, Katie Carillo, Jen Musatto, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Valency Genis, and Travis Louie.

Coming soon: The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy

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not a spice girl

Put down your chopsticks and take a big gulp of sake because the next Circus Posterus x Tomenosuke sofubi is about to light up your sinuses! This time around lil Miss Ginger has invited her cousin The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy to the party, and she is just as stinky and even more spicy! All that glitter is gold in her book!

Those attending Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi will get the first shot at Chris Ryniak’s The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy that weekend with the rest of us seeing the release at and shortly after.

The Stinky Ginger Golden Spicy is an edition of 60 for $89.


Shing Yin Khor gets a tad curious

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Shing Yin Khor is definitely overworked but she still brings her A game for art shows every time. For the Circus Posterus “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi, she even pushed herself a tad more with this brilliant Clown Jelly curiosity cabinet.

tumblr_mzptxwl9Rs1qacyzno7_1280Note all the different clown jelly sculpts and even a life cycle of polyps and medusa stages! The cabinet even includes articles from the sea and small science vials. This mount looks like something straight out of a zoology lab to me!
tumblr_mzptxwl9Rs1qacyzno4_1280There is even a drawer!!! What is in that drawer, you ask? Well, you have to go to Rotofugi to see!

Circus Posterus’ “Traveling Circus” at Rotofugi opens February 15 through March 9th.