Monday, May 2, 2011
Those that follow us closely know that we talk about three things incessantly: robots, vinyl toys, and the array of crazy projects that we are working on. Unfortunately, no matter how badly we want to spill the beans, some of our projects need to stay under wraps until the appropriate time.
With that said, one of the projects we have been most excited about was our participation in our very first gallery show, Meth and Hot Dogs 2: A Collection of Unscrupulous Characters. The show which is curated by one of our friends, Kill Taupe, features an amazing collection of artists from all over the world. Needless to say just to be included amongst our peers and idols is truly humbling and an honor.
And while we felt we belonged, we knew we needed to bring it not only to represent Kill Taupe and his show, but to introduce ourselves on a stage that we had yet to ever be part of. With this in mind, our brainstorming sessions were many and resulted in several different potential directions that we could approach the pieces that we would send to the show. Ultimately, we scrapped everything and in a stroke of genius decided that we wanted to tell a story that literally arced across all of our pieces instead of sending individual pieces that had no true cohesive nature.
So without further ado, we give you our line-up of not only pieces but criminals:
In the end, we are proud of everything that we created and feel that while each piece holds true to our style, they also represent a shift or perhaps a preview of things to come. And for those of you interested we highly suggest you make the trip to LIFT Gallery to check out the show that Kill Taupe has put together. However, if you can't make it to Meth and Hot Dogs 2, you can see the show in its entirety here on Kill's Flickr photostream.
Thanks once again to Kill Taupe and LIFT for putting on such a crazy collection! We're honored to be part of it.
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Jenn and Tony Bot