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Quick Hit: Upcoming Tara McPherson book and toy signings


Parsons Illustration Adjunct Faculty Tara McPherson is on a USA Book and Toy Signing Tour for her new Lost Constellations book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!  Here are the upcoming dates:

April 28
Diesel Fuel Prints, 6-10pm, Signing.
Portland, OR

April 29
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing
San Francisco, CA

April 30
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing.
Los Angeles, CA

May 2
Kidrobot, 6-8pm, Signing
Miami, FL

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Devil’s In The Details Group Art Show Opening at Giant Robot New York


Giant Robot is proud to present Devil’s in the Details, a 10-person group art show. Contributors range in artistic styles and backgrounds, from illustration and graphic design, to graffiti and fine art. Representing some of the most prolific and engaging voices in the art world today, each artist has created new original works for this show.

Participants include:

  • Sean Boyles – Applying his loose, yet honed style to drawings, paintings, printmaking, and even photos and videos, Boyles has the uncanny ability to make carefully composed depictions of the street appear effortless.
  • Ako Castuera – Castuera depicts a hyper-colored, gravity-defying world that is somewhat terrifying but also super fun. When she is not making her own art, she is a character artist for the Metacopalypse animated TV series.
  • French – Utilizing a distinct, finely detailed method to his drawings, French’s subjects include the morbid, the classic, the contemporary, and the strange, all executed with care and precision.
  • Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch – One of the hardest working artists in the art scene today, Holyoke-Hirsch has maintained his artistic vision and expanded on his style while showing in galleries around the world.
  • Andrew Holder – The patterns and shapes of Holder’s art are as distinct as the compositions he creates with both. Continually making work that exemplifies the direction of modern art, Holder most recently graced the cover of Arkitip.
  • Jordin Isip – Isip’s mixed media work combines the look of raw sculpture with simple, modernist design, and graces book covers, album covers, and magazine articles. [Parsons Illustration faculty!]
  • Yellena James – In her artwork, James combines complex abstract forms to form larger images that take on lives of their own. Her colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic.
  • Jeremyville – Art, product design, animation–Jeremyville seems to do it all, and always with his trademark, innovative style and sophisticated presentation. His work has been shown around the world, and he continues to fill galleries with art that defies definition.
  • David Jien – Still developing as an art student, Jien’s pencil drawings incorporate a dream like world that embraces such elements as graffiti, aliens, and the people around him.
  • Matt Lock – At once, Lock’s colorful, heavy metal-inspired paintings recall the crudest of notebook doodles with the most epic sci-fi landscapes. They are simple, stunning, and thought provoking.

Devil’s in the Details
April 11 – May 6, 2009
Reception: Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY (4769)

Bonnie Gloris in Creative Quarterly and a Call for Entries!

bonnie gloris

Parsons Illustration Alumni Bonnie Gloris recently won a Merit Award in the catergory of Fine Art in Issue 13 of Creative Quarterly for the piece above.  You can check out out more of Bonnie’s work here at her official website.

Congratulations, Bonnie!

And Creative Quarterly is currently making a call for entries for Issue 15!  Here are the details:

Who’s eligible to enter?

All art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and fine artists in all media. We’ll judge both professional and student work. Students must be either undergraduate, graduate students or recent graduates. Entrants must be in the US or Canada. We’ll begin our international show with our next issue.

Easy to enter.

If you enter online, you can pay online. Click to learn how to prepare your entries for online submission. Click here to enter online.

Want to mail your payment? Download the Call For Entries 15 PDF and send your payment along with a disc with your entries.

Same categories, just more winners.

Same categories: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Fine Art but we’ll have separate sections for professional and student work. One more way we’re going to share the inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, winners will be asked to submit their own person, place or thing that inspires them which we’ll reproduce in the magazine as space allows—we’ll also select one of those inspirations for the cover.

The deadline is January 30th, 2009 so head over to the CQ site and get all the information.

Tara McPherson works in Rome

Parsons Part-time Faculty Tara McPherson gave us the scoop on an upcoming exhibition of new works called “Inside Nostalgia,” at the Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome:

I have done 4 large new paintings for this exhibition, and will include a couple small ones as well. These new pieces deal with concepts within the theme of this show; How the dead miss the living and vice versa. These new paintings deal with some much darker subject matter than I usually paint. I had a great time working on them. Please contact the Gallery if you are interested to be put on their wait list to see the paintings.

“Inside Nostalgia”
Tara McPherson
Esao Andrews
Travis Louie
Opening Reception October 31, 2008 8pm
Exhibition Runs October 31 to December 30 2008
Via Nuoro 17 00182
Rome Italy
Tel. +39 06 70161256

[image by Tara Mcpherson, “The Guilt Will Eat You Alive… If You Let It”]