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(American Elf © James Kochalka)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – James Kochalka Show Opening
Little Paintings 3 at GR2
November 15 – December 10
Reception: Saturday, November 15, 6:30 -10:00
2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Giant Robot is proud to present Little Paintings 3 by James Kochalka at GR2.
Indie cartoonist James Kochalka is well known for having a raw, humorous, and powerful style and prolific pace; he draws one diary strip a day for his Web site, and still manages to create an ever-growing catalog of graphic novels. His range extends from the autobiographical (American Elf) to kid-friendly (Johnny Boo) to serious (The Cute Manifesto) to raunchy (SuperF*ckers) to iconic (Monkey vs. Robot). His comix work has won four Ignatz awards and one Harvey award. He is widely regarded as the inventor of the daily-diary comic strip, and has inspired countless younger artists.
The Burlington, VT-based artist has also released several CDs with his band, James Kochalka Superstar. His song “Britney’s Silver Can” was named one of the 100 best songs of 2006 by Rolling Stone, and his song “Hockey Monkey” was used as the theme song for the Fox television sitcom The Loop.
For Little Paintings 3, Kochalka is supplementing his acrylic 2″ x 2″ paintings on 3″ x 3″ paper with a few that are comparatively large. “There are a few that are 4″ x 4″ and some that are 6″ x 6″. Still little compared with the rest of the paintings of the world, but they’ll feel giant in the context of my world,” he says. Some recurring themes include royal cats, adventurous blobs, and tumors, happy apples, and crazy worms.
The multitude will not be framed but are quite suitable for framing. “I’m kind of against posters. I think people should have real art made by real human hands in their homes” Kochalka says of his small and affordably priced paintings.
A reception from 6:30 to 10:00 on Saturday, November 15 will include a special performance of music composed by the artist on his Game Boy. For more information about Kochalka, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
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