Thursday, May 19, 2011
Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revolution
Cast in Plastic opened this past Saturday night @ Domy Books. Marie Ung curated an amazing show with a packed house- finally, a custom vinyl toy show in Houston! Several pieces were sold opening night, and it would appear that many Houstonians bought their very first designer vinyl toys on Saturday as well. It was all very exciting! Hopefully the peeps around here will understand my custom vinyl critters a bit more now...
Marie, Anville and I were interviewed by the Houston Press:
Marie was also interviewed by Andy, of TOYSREVIL: http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2011/05/event-images-for-cast-in-plastic-domy.html
I've included just a few photos of my favorites:
(Photo credits: Valerie G)
Cast in Plastic
Abe Jr.'s Pal, Nooka Olsen
Artist: Abe Lincoln, Jr.
Prepare for Glory
Artist: Mr. Den
Monkey Bao Bear
Artist: Martin Hsu
Rabbit in Respite
Artist: Andrew Shondrick
Artist: Fried Gold Productions
ty-po dunny ex. 8ab - bold future
Artist: Ryan The Wheelbarrow
And of course... Manbearpig! He looks quite happy...
If you missed the opening, be sure to stop by and visit Manbearpig and his new friends- Cast in Plastic runs through 23 June 2011.