Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MM & CJM at Stranger Factory - Circus:Folke

The circus has always been an inspiration to me, maybe because I feel like I belong in one.
The gaudy glitz of it all,
the silly faces and the animals that I would love to see in my own bizarro traveling show. If I could create a circus that was miniature, and hidden in some crazy little forest, surround by cotton candy eating munchkins and pixies in killer outfits,
that would be the bees knees.

I decided to mix all my artistic 'loves' in one pot for this one ....
Inkwork, sculpture and painting. I've created some special little 'players' that have their own story to tell and show a taste of the imaginary circus in my head. It's been in there since I was kid. My sister and I would put on parades, adorn out trikes with flags, and dress up in silly outfits from 'The crazy dress up drawer.' I guess you can say I never really grew up, and am happy to share that with you.

Circus: Folke
New works by the Artist SistersMiss Mindy and CJ Metzgeropens Feb. 3rd
Fun Reception from 6pm to 9pm
The Stranger Factory GalleryAlbuquerque, New Mexico

An amazing New Gallery founded by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, amazing creators extraordinaire! Thank you for having us guys...

Press Release:
Calling all carnies: the next gig to roll into town is Circus: Folke, a two-person exhibition by California-based ‘artist sisters’ Miss Mindy and CJ Metzger. An exploration of the Circus, its characters and all associated nostalgia, Circus: Folke will undoubtedly offer us a peek into a most spectacular tent.

Both artists hail from Los Angeles. Mindy an inker, painter, illustrator and sculptor, her growing list of clients includes Warner Brothers, Hard Rock CafĂ©, Mindstyle and Nickelodeon Animation. CJ Metzger’s iconic painting, illustration, design and writing has been sought out by such brands as Neiman Marcus, Hot Topic, and the LA Times. Uniting their passion for characters and storytelling with their unique design sensibilities, the sisters create an uber-artistry that leaves a lasting impression.

We hope to see some of ya'll on Feb 3rd,
and if you can't make it out to have a few drinks, check back to see a slew of our brand new works. I have to say, I'm so excited to show you.... brand new new new!


PS- Thank you to all my recent commissions, and for your patience in completing them!
 I appreciate all the emails so much, the response has been amazing.

I'm working like a little elf, and can't wait to show you more art and toy designs!

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