Yukinori Dehara: World Wide Panty Flash
July 2 - July 27
Reception: Saturday, July 2nd, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot is proud to host World Wide Panty Flash, paper clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara. We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun.
Panchira means panty flash. In Yukinori Dehara’s words, “It sometimes takes a candid shot of the panty and the uncle is arrested though it is a shameful thing. Panchira is an important part of Japanese culture for men. People want panchira animation, idol, and figures because we can’t watch panchira at real world.”
Preview images now online.
David Horvath artist signing
Bossy Bear Kaiju launch
Saturday, July 9th, 3-5 pm
Giant Robot is proud to host a signing of Bossy Bear Kaiju by David Horvath. There is no guest list or ticketing required, but signing will be limited to the items purchased at GR2.
The “Monster Bossy Bear” is released by Toy2R. As the toy press release states, “Two versions will be released in the assortment – the Classic Blue and the Roseus (or Pink) edition. Fans should be on the look out for variant versions within the assortment." We’ll be sure to have them both on-hand.
David Horvath is half of the creative duo behind Uglydoll, which recently signed on to do a Hollywood animation project.
While You Were Away
New works from Heisuke Kitazawa or PCP
July 30 - August 24
Reception: Saturday, July 30th, 6:30-10pm
Giant Robot is proud to host While You Were Away, new works by Heisuke Kitazawa or PCP. Heisuke Kitazawa or PCP lives near Tokyo and will be at this exhibition in person.
After living in LA for 16 years, he moved to Tokyo where he works as a freelance illustrator / designer.
A few words from Kitazawa explains the exhibition, “While You Were Away is about loneliness – being alone, feeling alone, and communicating/coping/befriending with our loneliness. We all feel lonely sometimes. it doesn’t matter if we are living happily with family, friends, virtual friends, cats and dogs included, loneliness sneaks in like ants and mosquitos in my apartment.”