Here are some press and video interview that we did for our Captain Canoodle show in Mexico.
I will upload the opening photo before the end of summer, I promise!!!
This review is by 25 horas Magazine!
And here is the video interview by Happy Nation!
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/69737556 w=500&h=281] <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/69737556">Captain Canoodle @ It's A Pink World After All</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/happynation">Happy Nation</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
New ceramic pieces"Little Tattole and Tempel"
It was inspired by a book "planetarium no Futago" by one of my favorite author Shinji Ishii This was my early summer read. And I loved it! If you read Japanese I highly recommend this book. It's an adventure and a life story about twin brother Tattole and Tempel who were left in a planetarium in a small town as babies. It's a beautiful novel I read it in a super speed.
Tempel (left) becomes a traveling magician and Tattle works as planetarium as a story teller.
I'm using a new glazed experimenting now so the color of the Tempel head came out so different than I imagined. But all the surprise is the best part of doing ceramic!
Their hats comes off :) Hmmm what should I put in? Salt and Sugar?
Hi there!I'm melting in NY super hot summer...being an ice cream zombie.Mexico show was great! I will update photos soon.
Couple weeks ago I did a one week photo diary for the Rooms Magazine, Fine Art Magazine from London. And now it's online to read. Thank you Rooms Magazine! For some reason there is a week difference in when this actually took place, it's a diary from June 10th to 19th :) Well... it's the week that I got sick so I'm not sure how entertaining it is... but if you are ever curious about what I was doing during that week, check it out~
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Hi everybody!Eun-Ha Paek + Sara Varon + Aya Kakeda = Captain Canoodle We are having an exhibition at Rojo Bermelo Gallery in Mexico City, opening June 27!! There will be Prints! Posters! Papier-mache masks! A mural! And New Products! Be there or be a pear! (http://www.canoodle.milky.org/)
Here are some sneak preview of what we've been working on!
Opening Event Saturday June 15th 7 to 11pm Pre Registration begins at 4pm at The Cotton Candy Machine Gallery (235 South 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 )
Tiny Trifeca June 15th - July 7th, 2013 The 3rd annual Tiny Trifecta show!!
Featuring THREE tiny pieces of $100 art from each artist!
Kid Acne, Jessicka Addams, Aiko, Andrew Bell, Heather Benjamin, Florence Blanchard, Robert Bowen, Jon Burgerman, Iain Burke, Zoe Byland, You Byun, Victor Castillo, Deedee Cheriel, Luke Chueh, Ciou, Becky Cloonan, Troy Coulterman, Molly Crabapple, Lana Crooks, Camilla d'Errico, Dilek Baykara, Steven Daily, Ron English, Brian Ewing, Natalia Fabia, P-Jay Fidler, AJ Fosik, Lola Gil, Gris Grimley, Jason Holley, Thomas Hooper, Jim Houser, Seldon Hunt, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Jordin Isip, Jeremyville, Lyejm Kallas-Lewis, Aya Kakeda, Audrey Kawasaki, Farron Kerzner, Kozyndan, Henry Lewis, Travis Louie, David Mack, Steve Manale, Malojo, Sara Antoinette Martin, Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Junko Mizuno, Moki, Buff Monster, Tomi Monstre, Michael Motorcycle, Lori Nelson, Saelee Oh, Kathie Olivas, Alex Pardee, Brandt Peters, Shaunna Peterson, Joshua Petker, Anthony Pontius, Martha Rich, Arik Roper, Paul Romano, Frank Russo, Martina Russo, Mark Ryden, Souther Salazar, Isabel Samaras, Scarecrowoven, Jon Schnepp, Shawnimals, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Amy Sol, Diana Sudyka, L'Amour Supreme, Jill Thompson, Yosuke Ueno, Adam Wallacavage, Jonathan Wayshack and Chet Zar.
Curated by Tara McPherson
Hello!I'm back from Toronto. Toronto Comic and Art Festival went really great! Met some wonderful Comic Artists in Canada, I will update the drawing diary from the trip soon. My first gig back in New York was my favorite client Eeboo. I went to their office and tried out their new products, shinny fancy papers and wavy card-stocks. I love their fancy sparkly papers! I think this is the only company that I know of making these kids' craft goods with amazingly beautiful packaging! (Art Director Fumiha Tanaka does great package design!) So this is what I came up with, Summer bear! You can meet her at the booth of EeBoo at the Stationary Fair this weekend in NY!
I made this watermelon crown for this fancy lady ;) Eating Ice Cream Candy, summer is coming soon to NY! I put a Bee on her cheek but it looks like a Fly in the photo. hmmm... that works, too I guess.
Grace and Ritual May 10th to May 26th Opening: May 10th, Friday 8~11pm at iam8bit gallery 2147 West Sunset Blvd. LA, CA more info: http://iam8bit.com/the-gallery/grace-ritual/
Hello!Hope everyone is having a great Spring. I'm showing my new series "Micro-chan" at MF gallery opening on Saturday April 13th! There will be new paintings, ceramics, and drawings about micro-chan, little girls who live in everyone's body! It's a 3 female artists show with very talented Nicoz Balboa and Angie Mason. Please come by for the opening reception it will be great to see you!
Here is the info: April 13th -May 31st, 2013 Opening Party : Saturday April 13th from 7 to 10 pm Nicoz Balboa, Aya Kakeda and Angie Mason at MF Gallery 213 Bond Street, between Butler and Baltic Streets in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY *at the opening all three artists will be doing Live Mural Painting More info: http://www.facebook.com/events/250564375080685
This is a little pouch of Japanese seaweeds and fish flakes for rice that my mom sent me. I love the packaging so much, I was thinking hmmm... how to use this beautiful packaging and turn into something special.So it turned into a little book! It's an accordion book about "Tea delivery bear" Here is the story! This is the "tea delivery bear" he is carrying a box of tea. He travel through the forest On a ship across the ocean Through Mt.Fuji To a little lady's house The end!
Hi.March 11th became a big day for Japanese people since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan two years ago this day. Yesterday me and my friends (we have a group call tsuru project ) gathered in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and had an origami tsuru installation and origami work shop as a memorial. It was a bright and sunny day and it was so peaceful to just watch our colorful origami and ornaments swinging in the wind! The circle ornaments are made by the kindergarten kids and teacher in Fukushima, Japan. Thank you everybody who stopped by yesterday and made origami with us! And big thank you for everyone around the world who helped and supported Japan when it was in the darkest days! Love, Aya
I was doing potato stamping for a class that I teach, and I totally got into it.It's super fun!!! I made these two stamps during the class, we all discovered simple shape looks the best with potato stamping. Decided to print on my white T-shirts that I've never wore. Done!!!!Cut off the sleeves so it looks nicer. Done!!!! Now I want to do more, maybe make a curtain or a dress.
In Japan 2.22 is a cat day. It came from when a cat mew "nyan nyan nyan" in Japanese way it sounds similar to 2 2 2. (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/)Here is a Cat related comic that I drew. Happy Cat Day!!!
Happy Chinese New Year! (I'm 10 days late for the real Chinese new year...)But I got this new year envelope in my mail and I wanted to share! I illustrated those for a department store in Hong Kong. I love the Foil printing, so shinny and pretty. Not much in this photos but it's very shinny with gold and red foil! I gave one to my Chinese laundry owner, and he reorganized the company that I worked for so that was exciting.