Monday, November 26, 2012

Guzu Gallery Presents Strange Beasts: A Tribute to the Japanese Kaiju Phenomenon

Tim Doyle

Jesse Phillips

Guzu Gallery Presents
Strange Beasts: A Tribute to the Japanese Kaiju Phenomenon
November 30th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012 • 7-10pm

Guzu Gallery
5000 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

Featuring screen prints, original artwork and custom toys from artists both local and nationwide, Guzu Gallery is proud to present their first themed art show…

Strange Beasts: A Tribute to the Japanese Kaiju Phenomenon

A band of twenty rogue artists has been assembled to defeat…ahem, pay homage to…those mighty, mammoth monsters from the movie and TV screens of Japan. As we speak, kaiju are awakening all over the world…soon the invasion will begin at Guzu Gallery!

The opening reception will be Friday, November 30th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through the end of 2012. If you can't make it out to the gallery, they will have limited edition screen prints available online on Saturday, December 1st at Noon CST.

Featured Artists:
Joshua Budich
Nicole Cantu
Jason Chalker
Tim Doyle
Clay “Ferg" Ferguson
Matt Frank
Paul Hanley
Alexander Iaccarino
Shawn K. Knight
Danny Miller
David Moscati
New Flesh
Jesse Philips
Zach Taylor
Eric Torres
Vincent X. Torres
Nathan Walker
Scott Wetterschneider
Robert Wilson IV

About Guzu Galley
Opening its doors in February of 2012, Guzu Gallery is the art gallery/ designer toy venture of Austin Books & Comics -- a 35-year pop culture institution. The gallery is located at 5000 N Lamar in Austin, Texas and offers fans the chance to view and purchase prints and works from artists across the globe. Collectible vinyl toys, art books, graphic novels, and peculiar gifts fill out the rest of the loft-like space, creating an unusual atmosphere one has to see to believe.

The preview images above are done by
Jason Chalker - "Kaijusaurus Cyclopticus" - 3" toy custom
Tim Doyle - "Strange Beast" - 24"x36" screen print 5 color. Edition of 125
Jesse Philips - "Mecha-Pufnstuff" (H.R. Pufnstuff) - 18"x24" screen print
Eric Torres + Vincent X. Torres - "The Spaceman From Nebula M78" (Ultraman) - 24"x36" - screen print

I asked Tim Doyle about his piece (which is the first original piece that size he has done since 2008) he mentioned since it was for a show about Japanese Monsters he used a Japanese Schoolgirl because nothing is more scary than Japanese Schoolgirls.

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