Because of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, this show’s focus has changed towards those events. See the revised press release below. Thank you for the support !
Show opens March 19th, 2011.
I have a painting i did of Gamera in the show. You may ask what this has to do with safe tap water ?!! Haha, well I’m paired up with actress Ayako Fujitani, who as young girl was in the Heisei Gamera (1995–1999) movies !!!
You may have also seen her in the “Tokyo!” movie segment directed by Michel Gondry.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Group art show opening
Water Works at GR2 – A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the
earthquake in Japan
March 19 – April 13, 2011
Reception: Saturday, March 19, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) is raising funds to help children in
Japan impacted by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. This is an
unusual decision, as Japan is a donor to UNICEF, not a recipient of
its assistance. However, due to the unprecedented nature of the epic
disaster and its impact on children, resources are going to be
critical in helping provide for the very unique needs of children.
These may include health, development, and protection and other needs
that may have been compromised or disrupted in the wake of the
catastrophe. Giant Robot is proud to join the effort, and have asked
many of our talented friends to create water-themed art to raise funds
to support the efforts of UNICEF.
In addition to raising money by selling artwork, Giant Robot will be
donating the following to UNICEF:
1. Proceeds from the sale of water bottles featuring labels created by
artists and signed by celebrities.
2. Fifty percent of proceeds from Giant Robot’s small restaurant,
gr/eats, on Saturday, March 19.
3. A percentage of all sales at Giant Robot, GR2, and GRSF during the
weekend of March 18-20.
4. Raffles for donated merchandise including designer- and
artist-signed items, GR gear, horseback rides, and other items.
5. Cash donations accepted for UNICEF.
Contributors include the following:
James Jean kozyndan
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Ryan Jacob Smith
Deth P. Sun
Esther Pearl Watson
This event is made possible by the generous help of Intertrend
Communications, the most innovative, digitally savvy Asian marketing
agency in the country. In addition, Intertrend has pledged to match
the first $10,000 raised by proceeds and donations through Giant
Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian,
Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a
full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los
Angeles and San Francisco, as well as an online equivalent.
The opening reception featuring many of the artists will take place
from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, March 19, 2011.