Friday, April 12, 2013

Art NEWS - Hanna-Barbarians Group Show @ myplasticheartNYC Opens April 19 + Sneak Peeks

On April 19 myplasticheart will celebrate the opening of Hanna-Barbarians, a group show featuring the work of over 20 artists from the U.S. and abroad. The show’s name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to its theme, with all artists creating pieces using elements from their favorite cartoons. This is a chance for these artists to showcase those cartoons that have influenced them throughout their careers, sometimes being critical elements in their development and interest in the arts. The show is curated by the Studio Miners, Evoker & Team Sweet, who find joy in documenting the wonderfully exciting world of artists, collectors and creatives of all kinds. This theme particularly appealed to the Studio Miners because in their travels and studio visits, they were always fascinated to see what imagery other artists surrounded themselves with to stimulate creativity.
The opening will take place on Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9pm and the show will run until May 17. In anticipation of the opening, we will feature several sneak peeks of art from the show on this blog.  To sign up for our preview list contact
Participating Artists:

Abe Lincoln Jr.
Brian Butler
Chris RWK
Clams Rockefeller
Flying Fortress
George Lamontagne
Heidi Kenney
Paul Shih
Phil Lumbang
Podgy Panda
Tim Sullivan
Opening night Friday, April 19
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until May 17
210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York

Hanna-Barbarians Sneak Preview: Eyeformation

Eyeformation, a MA-based artist who was recently the cover artist for Boston’s Weekly Dig and was also featured in the Boston Phoenix, is participating in our upcoming Hanna-Barbarians group show opening a week from today (April 19)! With his bold lines and bright colors, we’re super stoked to see his take on some of his favorite and most influential cartoon characters. Check out the Studio Miners’ studio visit with Eyeformation for a look into his world.

Sneak Peek for Hanna-Barbarians: OBLVN

We announced our upcoming show, Hanna-Barbarians, yesterday, so now it is time to start rolling out the sneak previews! Today we’re featuring OBLVN’swork. This artist was a no-brainer choice for this show. With his iconic characters, and his use of classic cartoon references, OBLVN makes a perfect addition to Hanna-Barbarians. Here’s a sneak peek of his pieces in the show. You’ll have to come out to the opening on Friday, April 19 to see the full pieces. See you there!

Hanna-Barbarians Sneak Peek: Smut Villain

Smut Villain (aka Tim Sullivan) is one of the artists participating in the Hanna-Barbarians show opening on April 19 at mph. His work exudes the charm of vintage cartoons and this piece in particular references both Popeye and Don Martin of Mad Magazine fame. To see the entire work, make sure to attend the show’s opening on Friday, April 19 from 6 – 9pm at mph.

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