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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:47 pm
User avatarRoto AdminJoined: Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:09 pmPosts: 7028Location: Chicago, IL
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery is pleased to announce we will host the first full showing of The Funny Club Show 2005, a traveling art exhibition of customized toy figures. The show will be open for viewing at the gallery, located at 1953 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago, beginning March 4, 2005. An opening reception will be held from 7 pm until 11 pm on Friday, March 4, 2005.

The show includes approximately 140 artists from several countries and features the "Funny Club" figure by Taiwan toy designer B.B. Birdy. The figures are customized by a diverse group of artists from toy designers to rock poster artists to graffiti writers and traditional fine artists. Among those participating are Gary Baseman, Frank Kozik, Jermaine Rogers, MAD, Damon Soule and UrbanMedium. Also participating in the traveling show are Chicago-based artists Shawn Smith (Shawnimals), James Liu (Fizziefuzzie), Grace Montemar (Spasmodica), Eric Broers (Phoneticontrol), James Kern and Tom Sinnamond (No Hope No Fear Tattoo Studio) and others.

The various artists were all provided a blank Funny Club figure to alter however they saw fit and the results are a wide range of customizations varying from simple painted figures to elaborate constructions. The figures that are part of the traveling exhibit, which will travel to galleries in Los Angeles and Taiwan after showing at Rotofugi, are not for sale.

However, at the Rotofugi showing there will be an approximately 50 additional hand-customized figures commissioned by the toy store that will be available for purchase. These 50 figures, primarily by Chicago-based artists such as Jay Ryan, Mat Daly, Dianna Sudd (all three of Birdmachine), eThos, Revize CMW, Justin Goh, Paul Nudd, JoJo, Vaugnda Johnson, Jeremiah Ketner, Joey Potts & Krista Peel can be purchased and will be available to the buyers at the end of the Rotofugi exhibit in early April. Some of the non-Chicago artists with customs for sale include Mad, Sket One, Dave Silva, Miq Wilmott and Jamous.

The opening reception for the Funny Club Show at Rotofugi will be held from 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday, March 4. Funny Club designer and artist B.B. Birdy will be in attendance to sign figures. Also attending will be artist Tony Shiau (aka Nakanari), who has designed several of the Funny Club toys that are currently in production, and other participating artists. Complimentary beer and wine will be served and Tobias (lovetobias.com, syne.tv) will handle music duties and is sure to have the store bumping!


Event Details:

The Funny Club Show 2005
March 4-April 3, 2005
Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery
1953 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312.491.9501
rotofugi@rotofugi.com
rotofugi.com

Funny Club Show
Opening Reception & Party
Friday, March 4, 2005
7pm-11pm
Free Drinks (wine and beer)
Music by Tobias
Meet toy designer B.B. Birdy (Taiwan), artist Nakanari (US) and additional artists.


More Information:

More information about the Funny Club Show, including a full list of artists participating in the traveling show can be found at:

http://www.bbbirdy.com/funnyclubshow.html



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