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Franz von Bayros & Alphonse Inoue at Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo

by Suzanne on February 5th, 2011

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Ex-libris of Sweet Snail by Franz von Bayros, ca. 1900 - click to enlarge

With my knowledge of Japanese being sadly close to nada, I'm not sure I got all the information about this Ex Libris exhibition at Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo right and I do believe that it actually closes today, i.e. has already closed by the time I post this, so please do correct me if certain details are wrong and the show is still running.

What I think I did gather is that works by Franz von Bayros (top) and Alphonse Inoue (bottom) are/were on show and that alone is epic enough to grab my attention.

© Alphonse Inoue - click to enlarge

Address: Vanilla Gallery, 2nd Kamata Bld.4F, 6-10-10 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan | Map

Gallery hours: Mon - Fri: 12 – 7 PM, Sat: 12 - 5 PM

Preview show

Discuss on the WurzelForum: Alphonse Inoue | Franz von Bayros

In other exciting news, old WurzelFavourite® Chris Ryniak is currently posting daily sketches of his works over on his blog Eat the Future which make his insane genius even more apparent.

Go check it out, yo!

by suzanne_tumblr on August 31st, 2009

Chris Ryniak interviewed by Hi-Fructose

"Enjoy It While It Lasts" at DvA, Chicago

by Suzanne on August 10th, 2008

Swan Sculpture #35 by Scott Radke, mixed media, 2008

The insanely twisted Chris Ryniak (picture below), the wonderously enchanting Scott Radke (picture above), and some of their friends of the venerable Art Dorks Collective are currently showing an eclectic selection of works to the Chicago public.

Details below.

Worm Chaser Of The North by Chris Ryniak, epoxy, resin & fiber, 2008

On show: August 9 - TBC, 2008

Featuring: Chris Ryniak, Scott Radke, Brendan Danielsson, Travis Louie, Melissa Forman, et al.

Address: DvA Gallery, 2568 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, USA | Directions

Gallery hours: Tue - Fri: 12 - 7 PM | Sat: 12 - 6 PM | Sun: 12 - 5 PM

Preview show | Flyer

If you think that your living room looks somewhat incomplete without the Worm Chaser of the North piece (and let's face it - every living room is incomplete without a touch of Ryniakness) you can buy the beauty over at the DvA web shoppe. Weeee!

Hi-Fructose Anniversary Show at Copro Nason

by Suzanne on July 9th, 2008

Carcohl by Chris Ryniak (probably not exhibited!)

Aaa-aaaand, there's yet another artiversary to be celebrated this week: The beautifully designed & intelligently written art mag Hi-Fructose - one of the very few I can be bothered to buy and read these days - turns 3 this year! Yay!

To celebrate its infancy and the release of Vol. 8, the Fructosians cordially invite you to come to the opening party of their group show at Copro Nason in Santa Monica this Saturday between 8 and 11:30 PM.

And on that note, I'm off to Switzerland till Tuesday to see Sigur Rós, my beloved Lake Lucerne and hopefully one or the other glacier. Time for some fresh air.

Take care, you lot. See you soon.

Opens: Saturday, July 12, 2008, 8 - 11:30 PM

On show: July 12 - August 2, 2008

Featuring: Amy Sol, Brian Viveros, Chris Peters, Chris Ryniak, Dave Cooper, David Stoupakis, Esao Andrews, Jeff Soto, Jim Woodring, Josh Keyes, Kukula, Michael Page, Laurie Lipton, Ray Caesar, Stella Im Hultberg, Travis Louie, Yoskay Yamamoto, et al.

Address: Copro Nason Gallery, 2525 Michigan Avenue T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA, tel: 310-829-2156

Sneak peek

Exhibition preview now online!

Opening reception photos

Chris Ryniak

by Suzanne G. on July 5th, 2004

© Chris Ryniak
(click on thumbnails to enlarge)

"Chris Ryniak paints squids and bigfoots, a lot.

He tries to express simple concepts and situations by painstakingly painting every single hair on the body of an albino gorilla or by holding his breath while painting the highlights on the teeth of a microscopic thingamajig.

It's really quite silly, but it's what he does."

(Chris Ryniak on... Chris Ryniak)

Chris Ryniak is currently exhibiting his recent artwork at Jonathan LeVine's Flip, Flop 'n Fly show at Tin Man Alley Gallery in Philadelphia. Other featured artists include Mike Burnett and Daniel Peacock.

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