giant robot time: 2.28.14 | art by: nathan ota


20 Years Art x Mags Exhibition
March 15 – April 2, 2014
Reception: Saturday, March 15, 5:00–10:00 PM

Giant Robot presents: 20 Years Art x Mags Exhibition

Giant Robot began in 1994 as a zine which soon became a full-fledged magazine and published for 16 years. Today, Giant Robot exists as a website, a shop, and as a gallery. Although the exact date of inception is a mystery, the date published on the cover of the first issue says it all – No. 1 and 1994.

Featuring many artists who have appeared in Giant Robot and some who haven’t.

The list includes:

Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Ryan McGinness, Rob Sato, Geoff McFetridge, Pete Fowler, kozyndan, Shintaro Ohata, Matt Furie, Albert Reyes, Shizu Saldamando, Souther Salazar, Megan Whitmarsh, Stella Lai, Saelee Oh, Seonna Hong, Adrian Tomine, Amy Davis, Ai Yamaguchi, James Jean, Heisuke Kitazawa, Jeff Soto, Mari Inukai, Sean Chao, David Horvath and yes plenty more TBA.

This exhibition will precede the epic SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California. April 19 – July 27, 2014.

The Winter Print
Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is silkscreen master. Flawless beautiful cosmic images.
OX Backpack & Power Babo

Sneak Power Babo into school with this new Uglydoll backpack.
iCubes Ice Cube Tray & Nesting Bowls

Fun household goods from Gama-Go are back in stock.
Lil Tokyo Reporter

The film was inspired by the True Story of Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii, a man who protected the livelihood of the Japanese American people from 1903-1954.
  Animus: A Moving Picture Book
Seonna Hong

This book utilizes a unique mix of beautiful paintings and cleverly animated pop-up elements to bring its characters and their emotions to life.
Nathan Ota

Nathan Ota's solo art show at our GR2 gallery is wonderful.
Nekobasu Catbus

Wear your Totoro pride in this beautifully illustrated t-shirt.

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot
April 19 – July 27, 2014
Oakland Museum of California

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(Oakland, CA)—This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie. >>

Yumi Sakugawa and Friends: Valentine’s Day at GR2

We did two readings, both standing room only. It was an amazing night and hopefully a great Valentine’s Day.

LA Zine Fest – 20th Anniversary GR Zine Packs!

Released at the LA Zine Fest. Issue 1 and 2 with a sticker sheet and button.

Yoshitomo Nara at Blum and Poe

I met Nara in 2000 or 2001 and although it’s been a bit, he’s the same guy. He said something like, “it felt like yesterday” when we met, but for me, it seemed like ages ago.

GR2: Nathan Ota – Scrambled Eggs Reception

It’s amazing to see the diversity of Nathan Ota’s audience from younger to older, and from punk rock to upper crust.

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