Kaiju Bazaar show pieces now up online ! Double Punch / Ningyoushi.com !
Saturday, Nov 13th, 2010, was the opening of the Kaiju Bazaar show at Double Punch in San Francisco. Denise and Omar ( the owners of Double Punch store and Ningyoushi.com online) had approached me many months back about doing a follow up the Kaiju Invades San Francisco show from December 2009. This time the theme would be centered around Japanese food stalls .. so Kaiju served up as food !
So with that in mind I drew up a really simple sketch of what we might be able to do in their gallery space .. of course the drawing was more complex than we could really do, but it at least gave us a starting point for how the show could look.
Because I’ve over booked myself this year, I did not get started on the customs for the show until the week of the show, and I knew we would need to have those over hangs painted to add to the Japanese feel. Lucky the faux over hangs were not too hard to make, and a trip to the Daiso store remedied the problems of hanging lanterns and flags.
The evening started with this awesome grilled Saba for dinner .. yummy !
But to back track a bit, earlier in the day we showed up to help Denise set up the show … Each artist had a “food stall ” set up. So with that and my simple sketch each section began to take shape over the next few hours … Below, I’m using the “Force” to help out Denise 😉
taking a short break I let this mysterious collector, “H-man ” look at the upcoming Alien Argus figure being released by Toy Art Gallery. He likes it 😉 and counts the extra articulation as a big time bonus !
Matt pulled out the stops with his HazMat figure .. many of them sporting unique hoses, and guns mounted on heads ! The addition of Zombie-like paint schemes and splatter effects really made for some stand out pieces .. but we already expect that from Matt !
and in what was to be the highlight of the evening for me, Jay222 presented me with these amazing figures he hand sculpted as gifts !!! .. now get this, if you look closely they are made from the top and bottom of a mini Eyezon figure !
So with that the evening winds down, a good portion of the show has sold and it’s time to leave. The view above is from the parking garage on Vallejo street, which is a good place to park if your going to visit Double Punch at night. Thank to everyone who came out to see the show ! I know I speak for everyone in saying we all appreciate your support and well wishes !
My next show will be a group Kaiju show at Dragatomi in Sacramento on January 8th, 2011 ! I’ll post more info on that soon …