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Stranger Factory’s Seventh Annual Winter Salon

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Stranger Factory’s Seventh Annual
Winter Salon


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 presents OLD GROWTH Two man exhibition featuring new works by Tim Lee and Joe Scarano FEBRUARY 2017

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Stranger Factory Gallery

Two man exhibition featuring new works by Tim Lee and Joe Scarano


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.

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


Designer Con Releases Round 5

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How about another quick Designer Con post before I Iose the plot completely!

Three new artists we are bringing to Pasadena, CA this weekend with us are Tim Lee, Brandan Styles, and Stephan Webb. All three are planning to pack our booth full of original works of art and amazement! This will be one awesome weekend!

See you at booth #700

Here are some examples of what they will have in tow:
Brandan Styles Brandan Styles4Brandan Styles’ Woodcuts

Stephan Webb 4 Stephan Webb 5

Stephan Webb’s bronze sculpts
(many are wearable)

Tim Lee TimLeepropmo1Fan favorite Tim Lee returms with woodcuts and Skelve masks!

Designer Con
November 8 and 9
Pasadena Convention Center 
Exhibit Hall A & B
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Tim Lee Follow-Up for Deadeyes

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With the opening of Deadeyes tonight, we couldn’t leave you hanging on a few of our Tim Lee posts from earlier.

We teased you with one side of “Get a Grip” and now we can fully reveal the other side, and it is just as brilliant as we wanted it to be! I love both sides but the darker side is a strong contrast, and it has an octopus!

Get-a-gripWEBWe also get the full reveal of Caritas and its counterpart piece, Calumina. These pieces are oil on wood royalty at an astounding 14″ x 30″ each.




Deadeyes, by Robert Hoggard, Tim Lee and Joe Scarano, runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Tonight Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

For purchase instructions, please refer to the online preview.

Tim Lee told me to “Get a Grip”!

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Get-a-gripI am back from vacation and slowly recovering from jet lag, and leave it to Tim Lee to tell me to “Get a Grip”.
“Get a Grip” is a double-sided wall hanger of epic proportions! A classic Lee woodcut skull is being gently caressed by a monstrous tattooed arm. Tim is making us wait like kids at Christmas for the other side of the arm that is supposedly painted in different colors. Ugh  – the wait is killing me.

Fortunately, we wont have to wait long for Deadeyes because it opens this Friday!

Deadeyes, by Tim Lee, Robert Hoggard, and Joe Scarano, runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

All Hail the King (Tim Lee)

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King MeLeave it to Tim Lee to find an ornate frame and roll it into something amazingly regal.
This is a developing work for Deadeyes right now, but Tim is already working his magic. The red tones, the always badass Lee skull-like face, it’s all here, folks, and this is just the early stages!

More soon!

Deadeyes, by Tim Lee, Robert Hoggard, and Joe Scarano, runs March 7th – 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, March 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Zombowie by Tim Lee

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1922656_10203100181084922_365401072_nTim Lee has taken title of his next show “Deadeyes” to another level with the Zombowie!

As you can tell, this is a play on the classic David Bowie album “Aladdin Sane” from 1973. Bowie might be a slight walking corpse these days(editor’s note: are you kidding, Brad? Bowie is still gorgeous and timeless and will never die.) but he most definitely doesn’t have the vibrance of color and grit as Tim’s depiction. I love the spinal column going down his throat and stitching of the lightning bolt. Well played Tim, well played!



Tim Lee finally gets that pony he always wanted

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i-dig-a-ponyOur first preview of what is to come for the all-star packed bill for “Deadeyes” at Stranger Factory featuring Tim Lee, Joe Scarano, and Robert Hoggard!

Our first teaser is by the almighty Tim Lee titled “I Dig a Pony”, and this ride pops with color!

Tim has changed up his traditional color palette some, and it really is astounding from the blues, crisp white, and the rainbow roll of a nose! We will have more soon from Tim and all the artists from Deadeyes soon!


Tim Lee preps for Rotofugi

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TL1Tim Lee is getting ready for the Circus Posterus Chicago takeover at Rotofugi!

We love Tim and all the badass work he puts out, and it is a special treat to have him join us in the Windy City. With these in-progress images he sent along, it looks like Tim is giving a nod back to old world Chicago with tommy guns and booze.

Circus Posterus at Rotofugi opens February 15 and runs through March 9th.

Don’t eat the yellow snow!

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There really isn’t a middle ground with snowmen. You either have a Dapper chap telling stories or a bad B-movie style killer version, but Tim Lee looks to bridge that gap for Winter Salon III.
Snowman_tleeLooks like this frosty guy has had his share of rough days with  sled dogs using him as a tree, but he is still all smiles. Tim is experimenting with sculpting more and more, and the results are spectacular. This pseudo creepy top hat wearing piece is a prime example. Also, it looks like Tim is also doing more woodcuts for Christmas trees of sorts in the top image. More on those soon.

The Winter Salon runs December 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 9 PM.