From the Island of Misfit Toys: an exhibition of artwork inspired by toys.

Curated by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery & Public Programs

Artists: Elizabeth Berdann (blu), Deborah Brown, Nathan Cabrera, Jonathan Callan, Jeroen de Vries, Dan Goodsell, Kelly Heaton, Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, Anne Walsh, and 8 Bit Weapon

"From the Island of Misfit Toys looks at how fine artists are manipulating toys to create sculpture, video, and music that push the boundaries physically, emotionally, or conceptually to address larger themes of consumerism, the surrogate, and death. Through exaggeration of scale, excessive use of material, and do-it-yourself methods, this exhibition introduces a set of artists who are blurring the lines between creative fields and taking toys to humorous, thoughtful, and poignant places." - Meg Linton

The show was at the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design and ran from February 10th to April 15th, 2006. My installation was comprised of over 40 pieces of art including paintings, watercolors, painted suitcases, a printed scrapbook and wood sculptures. The show was reviewed in the LA Times and the Argonaut and was covered by Juxtapoz Magazine.


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