November 30, 2010
I first came across Amanda Visell's work through the Kidrobot Dunny series. She created an elephant with two people riding atop his head, and it is one of my favorite dunnies! She also creates sculptures and paintings which have been in gallery shows since 2005. I really enjoy the playfulness in her subject matter and the early 1960s style of her illustrations. You can check out more of her work here: http://www.amandavisell.com/news
November 1, 2010
Been kind of tight lipped about upcoming projects - so here's a little sneaky peeky at a future release, a fairy tale starring a certain drowsy young princess. It's her castle home and I think it's pretty cool - because it's a new mechanism we've never used before!
More to come...
After she had whetted our appetite with the samples from the show, we were eager to visit the gallery for a reception later that afternoon. (And I later learned that many of our more curious collectors had toured the exhibition as soon as they arrived in Portland to get a sneak peek of the works.) But we still had a full day of programming to get through and as folks shuffled restlessly in their seats, Laura announced the half dozen prize winners of the juried art show. Pop-up Now! was judged by a three person panel comprised of book artist Jill Timm and MBS boardmembers Ellen “thepopuplady” Rubin and Larry Seidman. Fortunately for the conference, two of the winners were in attendance and were able to share their work in person. Mary Jeanne Linford won Best of Show, Editioned Book for her wonderful book titled Tool Box.
And Elsi Vassdal Ellis received the Gallery Choice Award for her detailed work entitled There Goes the Neighborhood. () A complete list of the winners as well as an online version of the catalog can be found here.
Of course seeing pop-ups online is a poor substitute for the real thing so if you are in the Portland area be sure to stop by 23 Sandy Gallery and check out the show yourself.
Kyle and Gio are ready to bind Batman's body together...
Inside the window, Kyle and Gio hang up Batman... he looks a little lonely in there doesn't he?
Bit by bit Gotham is coming together...
Kyle and I are very excited to be stomping around Batman's city (even if it is all paper)!
Tah-dah! The finished product! As you can see, we had a blast making buildings and Batman.