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Apr 11 - May 11 '14

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Works Cited


Apr 11 - May 11 2014

All items from this exhibit will ship shortly after May 11, 2014.

The Studio Miners are curating their third annual group show at myplasticheart in NYC, opening on Friday, April 11, 2014. In this latest exhibition, entitled Works Cited, they’ve asked artists to delve into the world of children’s literature.

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Stories Within Stories
by Apak
8 x 10 inches
Gouache & prisma pencil on wood
From the artist: Inspired not by a specific book but by the intimacy of storytime.
$700.00
PURCHASE PENDING

The Haunted Mask by RL Stine
by Brian Butler
10 x 10 inches
Gouache and ink
From the artist: I ended up redrawing the cover of RL Stine's "The Haunted Mask", an early book from his Goosebumps series. I drew it because at least once a year, around Halloween, I think of the story. I used to go into seasonal spook shops in the mall and basically try on every single mask. I'd roar or yell in different voices and try to scare my younger brother. A shriek from my brother could only be attributed to the design of the mask, as I was indifferent to the use of surprise, and would pop up with different faces with assembly line precision. My grandfather would grow impatient with my costume charades, and try to save my sibling by derailing my experiment with logic. "Do you know how many other kids put on those masks?" he'd say, "If just one kid sneezed in that mask before you, it will make you sick." I'd be unfazed, all I would hear is "You are behind on your research. Everyone else already conducted this experiment on their younger brother." Fortunately for my test subject brother, I eventually read The Haunted Mask, and it changed my perspective. My excitement to try on every mask in the spook shop became a cautious gamble with one or two masks. And even those wouldn't fully be put on my head, for fear that they'd wrap and fuse to my face, leaving me a grotesque troll, bound to live in a cave forever. RL Stine wrote an effective book that haunts me to this day. I was certainly a fan of the entire Goosebumps series, but that story in particular stuck with me.
$100.00
AVAILABLE

Hell on Wheels
by Evoker
8 x 10, 15 x 12 framed
Archival ink on bristol board
Inspired by the popular comic series Garfield.
$150.00
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Jim Button And The Crazy Bunch
by Flying Fortress
11.8 x 15.75 inches
Acrylic & Marker on Framed Canvas
From the artist: The artwork is a tribute to the children’s book "Jim Button" by Michael Ende, a very popular writer in/from Germany.
$0.00
SOLD

Bunnicula
by Gary Ham
11 x 11 inches
Cel vinyl on wood
Inspired by the children's book series Bunnicula by James Howe.
$0.00
SOLD

A Scene from Old John's Snake Escape Performance Which Went Terribly Wrong
by Michael Hsiung
11 x 14 inches
Ink on paper
From the artist: Adventure novels like Choose Your Own Adventure influenced mine and the cover art from that series was AMAZING. :)
$0.00
SOLD

Against all Odds in the Vicious Snake Pit
by Michael Hsiung
11 x 14 inches
Ink on paper
$0.00
SOLD

Dream Story
by Aya Kakeda
10 x 10 inches
Gouache and color pencil
From the artist: My story is a story that I heard as a child and stayed with me while growing up. The story is a Tokyo Urban myth and was popular around kids, it goes like: If there is a suitcase in front of your door never open it. If you open, there is a circus contortionist hiding inside (this contortionist has to drink vinegar everyday to make her/his body flexible) will come out and kidnap you. and you will be forced to become a member of the circus and never be able to come home. And possibly you too will have to drink a lot of vinegar to make yourself flexible! First I was afraid to sleep in the dark alone but then I started to fantasize about being a member of circus. I thought about the colorful costumes, fascinating characters, and animals that I can be friends with. So my paintings are inspired about the story, me getting kidnapped and joining circus.
$400.00
AVAILABLE
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Night Time
by Aya Kakeda
10 x 10 inches
Gouache and color pencil
$0.00
SOLD
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Circus
by Aya Kakeda
10 x 10 inches
Gouache
$200.00
AVAILABLE
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Members
by Aya Kakeda
10 x 10 inches
Gouache
$200.00
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Sculpture 1
by Aya Kakeda
2 inches
Air dried clay and gouache
$35.00
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Sculpture 2
by Aya Kakeda
2 inches
Air dried clay and gouacheÊ
$35.00
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Arrival book
by Aya Kakeda
Riso Covered Zine
$10.00
IN STOCK

The New Adventures of Young Mother Goose
by Sean Kernick
10 x 16, 16 x 22 framed
Watercolor, Ink, Pencil and Spray Paint
From the artist: My work is inspired by a fresh take on Mother Goose. Culture has always been passed from generation to generation through the art of colorful (and often heavily fabricated) storytelling. I like the idea of a youthful Mother Goose inspiring a new generation of rhyming storytelling. I am tooling with the idea of expanding this concept into a short book of updated nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
$700.00
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Go! Doggie Go!
by Abe Lincoln Jr.
12.75 x 10 inches
Mixed media
From the artist: Based on the 1961 children's book "Go, Dog! Go!" by P.D. Eastman. I learned how to read with this book, and the colors are super vibrant.
$200.00
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Mister Dog
by MCA
7 x 15 inches
Cel vinyl on wood
From the artist: "I am Crispin's Crispian and I belong to myself." My inspiration for this show was the Little Golden Book 'Mister Dog' by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by Garth Williams (1952). My earliest memory of reading or getting read to or even just books in general would be the old, slightly worn Little Golden Books at my Grandmother's house. The pictures alone brought you on a journey as you flipped through the pages, even not being able to read on my own - it didn't matter. These books started a great love for stories through images & of great animals with human qualities that you wanted to be friends with. Crispin Crispian was one of these characters I wanted to go on adventures with ( & the fact he smoked a corn cob pipe was pretty cool). That, along with this story being a family favorite, is why I chose to paint a portrait of Mister Dog.
$200.00
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White Pepper
by Courtney Moy
Print on cup
From the artist: My childhood consisted of a lot of junk food, chinese food, comics, and television. The two biggest culture shocks as a child for me were finding out the story of Aladdin was set in China, not set in the MIddle East and ultimately that fortune cookies were not Chinese. The dichotomy between the American and Chinese cultures of my youth is a consuming interest in my work. For this show I wanted to tie these two cultures of my youth and present. I was interested in using imagery I shot on my cell phone, something I felt was common and pretty accessible to youth today. I printed a series of coffee mugs at Walgreens with images of fortune slips that I made to look like Chinese fortune cookie sayings but are actually in my own verse. All the images were shot from my cell phone and collage edited on photoshop. I printed the images on coffee mugs because as a child I always associated coffee with adulthood. The work is meant to break the stereotype of what we associate with adulthood and maturity, as well as provide some humorous insight to the kitchen staples of my youth.
$20.00
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Chop Suey
by Courtney Moy
Print on cup
$0.00
SOLD
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White Fried Rice
by Courtney Moy
Print on cup
$0.00
SOLD

Me and My Arrow
by Clams Rockefeller
14 x 22.5 inches
One-shot enamel and gold leaf on metal
From the artist: My piece is based on The Point, by Harry Nillsson. The point is a story Nillsson wrote while wandering through a forest behind his home, after taking LSD that the Beatles had left at his house the previous night. It eventually became a children's book, a record, and an animated film. The story is about the Land of a Point, where everyone has a pointed head-- except Oblio, a young round-headed boy who is ostracized for his abnormality. However, Oblio has one friend; his dog, Arrow. With Arrow's help, Oblio manages to fit in by excelling at Triangle Toss, the national pastime in the Land of Point. The game is played by throwing a triangle as far as one can, then running and catching it on their pointed head. Since Oblio has no point, he and Arrow play as a team, with Arrow riding on Oblio's shoulders to make his catches for him. My painting is titled "Me And My Arrow", and it represents friendship and how we rely on our friends to overcome adversity and achieve our goals. "Me And My Arrow" is also the name of one (possibly the best) of the songs on Nillsson's album.
$300.00
PURCHASE PENDING

Where I Want to Be
by Chris RWK
12 x 24 inches
Mixed media
From the artist: I don't remember a lot of books from when I was a kid, but I do remember comics and cartoons. One book that does and will always stick out in my mind is Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are". I'm sure this book meant a lot to a lot of people but I will always feel like it's my story. It has such amazing illustrations. I remember years later seeing the cartoon version on PBS and I was hooked again. The book would also pop up through out my life as if it was meant to be there. Still I feel like Max wanting to get away.
$0.00
SOLD

Momotaro
by Paul Shih
12 x 12 inches
Acrylic on canvas
From the artist: My piece is inspired by Momotaro, a Japanese folk tale about a boy who was born from a giant peach, and his journey of fighting monsters in a distant island, where he met some new animal friends who helped him in his quest. It's one of most unique and creative children's stories I've read, and probably the most memorable one, as there are all sorts of products for it. I was really into it when I was a kid, and I remember seeing the Momotaro movie, cartoon, played its own video game, and even till today I still check out its ever growing related products.
$300.00
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The Crocodile's Toothache
by Smut Villain
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on cavas
Based on the poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein
$450.00
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What a Day
by Smut Villain
16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on wood
From "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
$450.00
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Starry Starry Night 2014
by Naoko Stoop
15 x 12 inches
Mixed Media
From the artist: "Red Knit Cap Girl" (The New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2012) Living in New York City, it can be hard to see the beautiful night sky shining above the city lights. I was inspired to create this story after participating in Earth Hour, an event that encourages people to turn off the lights for an hour. Turning off the lights allowed me to sit quietly and appreciate the beautiful natural world and sky around me, beyond the light and noise of the city. No matter where we live, we can enjoy the beauty of the moon and stars shining above in the quiet darkness of the night, just like Red Knit Cap Girl and her friends.
$0.00
SOLD

Puss Heads Out into the World
by Mr. Walters
10 x 12 inches
Mixed Media
From the artist: There isn't a specific book that my Puss in Boots piece is based off of. The Booted Cat has a long history, and there have been so many versions of the story. What really locked down my choice of character and story was finding a Puss in Boots, Little Golden Book and Record while thrifting.
$0.00
SOLD