May 4 – September 8, 2019
sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg is thrilled to announce its seventh exhibition, ROBOT REMIX. Curated by Mark Todd, Dov Kelemer / DKE Toys, Paisley Smith and Milo Talwani, this will be a diverse mix of mediums, bringing together XR, Limited Edition Art Toys, and an Immersive XR Series including a VR Cinema and artist talks.
“This eclectic exhibition is expansive, showcasing over seventy artists, each exploring the wide spectrum of what a robot represents. From a fun and playful visually pop approach to more analytic and somber notions, the artists’ work ranges from painting, sculpture, and ‘bootleg’ toys, to XR, interactive and kinetic art,” says Todd. “Some conjure a nostalgic connection to these objects, bringing us back to the toys that primed our imaginations. Others show us what the future may hold.”
Paisley Smith and Milo Talwani will be curating a ROBOT REMIX Immersive XR Series that will grant audiences exclusive access to award-winning immersive experiences like Gloomy Eyes, Your Hands are Feet, Kaji Fury and more. It will also include a VR Cinema and artist talks on cutting-edge technology.
ROBOT REMIX Immersive XR Series begins on Saturday, July 6th. Schedule and ticketing information coming soon!
VIP tickets include premium art that comes with purchase. View a list of premiums
Also stay tuned for special events on Saturday, June 8th in conjunction with BoldPas
CURATED BYMark Todd
André de Limur
Chris SooHoo and Maya Lila
J Otto Siebold
Limited edition art toys curated by Dov Kelemer / DKE Toys
Dollar $lice Bootlegs
Mr Blank Toys
Mr Pacos Bootlegs
Nick C. Kirk
Panda Propaganda Toys
Random Skull Productions
Snapp Fink Toys
The Katerpillar: KiLL! x Virva Peikko
The Mark Ultra
About the Curators
About Mark Todd
Mark Todd is an artist, teacher and curator living in Los Angeles. For this exhibition he has brought together a cohesive and eclectic group of artists whose work signifies the current climate of modern mark making. Much like The Post It Show that he curates each year at Giant Robot Gallery, Mark’s curating style is immensely creative, with a vision for inviting artists and viewers into a space that is as fun as it is insightful and provoking.
About DKE Toys
Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys which was the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. Dov and Sarah were asked to curate the “bootleg” action figure section of the ROBOT REMIX art show. Over 40 artists were asked to interpret the robot theme into their work.
Each piece is generally made of hand-poured resin and many are hand painted on custom printed (and sometimes hand-drawn) card backs. While these figures are generally referred to as “bootlegs” they are far from pirated versions of mass marketed toys. Each of these artists use transformative properties in their work to communicate ideas that are often political, parody, or commentary about the pop culture world we live in. Most artists will be making editions of up to 10 pieces of their particular concept. More info: www.dketoys.com
About Paisley Smith and Milo Talwani
Paisley Smith is a Canadian virtual reality filmmaker working in Los Angeles. Her virtual reality works include Homestay (B.C. Spotlight Audience Award, VIFF Immersive) and Unceded Territories (Tribeca Immersive 2019). Smith believes we can use technology and art to connect more deeply with the world around us, and our own story. More info here: www.paisleysmith.com Milo Talwani is a composer. They live in Los Angeles and spend a lot of time in and around virtual realities. They work with the Sundance Film Festival’sNew Frontier section, the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Immersive section, and sp[a]ce gallery to make it easier for other people spend a lot of time in and around virtual realities, too.
sp[a]ce is a non-profit project organized to benefit
Art Center College of Design’s mission is to educate artists and designers to make a positive impact in their chosen fields, as well as in the world at large. Dedicated to being an agent of influence in today’s world by using creativity to help communicate ideas and inspire positive action, Art Center benefits from sp[a]ce gallery through scholarships for non-privileged students.
Innovate Pasadena is a nonprofit, community-driven organization with the vision of creating a vibrant ecosystem of art, technology and science in our own neighborhood of Pasadena. Support from sp[a]ce gallery bolsters IP’s focus on helping support sustainable economic growth for our community.
California Institute of the Arts is an internationally renowned performance art school and Hybrid Incubator for Visionary Entrepreneurs (HIVE). Focused on bringing out visionary creative talent, CalArts benefits from sp[a]ce gallery’s support for entrepreneurial graduate students.
City of Hope, a cancer research institute, is transforming the future of health by turning science into practical benefits, and turning hope into reality. Through innovative research and cutting-edge science, City of Hope is focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes, funding for which is provided by sp[a]ce gallery.
Three years in the making, sp[a]ce is a Kunsthaus project for showcasing the work of progressive local and international artists.
With an environment created by Corsini Stark Architects, the exhibits are complemented by a vision of architecture that reflects a seamless integration of building and site, form and space, light and material, and style and use.
Located in beautiful Old Pasadena, sp[a]ce provides a venue for discovery, interaction and inspiration.
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