May 09, 2013

YHWH Custom Show @ TAG (5.11)

Toy Art Gallery is presenting Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show. Pop-surrealist godfather Mark Ryden’s first and only vinyl toy took three years of meticulous work to create, and with Ryden’s blessing TAG has assembled an extremely talented pool of artists to lend their vision and skill to this amazing vinyl toy.

‘YHWH is the unpronounceable name of god. My YHWH represents the indefinable nature of the divine and its unspeakable mystery, which can be represented by anything from a burning bush to a three eyed bunny totem. In creating my YHWH toy edition, I strove to elevate each and every individual figure from a mass produced piece of plastic to a magical object. 
I very much look forward to seeing how each artist responds to the spiritual energies of their YHWHs.‘ 
-Mark Ryden

The YHWH Custom Group Show features the following artists: Akira Kiriya/Chikuwaemil, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Camilla d'Errico, Camille Rose Garcia, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, David Flores, DrilOne, Doze Green, Emilio Garcia, FFINC, Francesco de Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Isabel Samaras, Jessicka Addams, KMNDZ, Joshua Petker, J*Ryu, Julie B, Kathie Olivas, KRK Ryden, Liz McGrath, Lola, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Mark Dean Veca, Mia, Mikie Graham (Blamo Toys), Naoto Hattori, Nathan Hamill, Scott Hove, Sean Christopher, Yosuke Ueno 

The exhibit opens on Saturday, May 11th from 7-10pm at Toy Art Gallery’s showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.