Monday, January 28, 2008

art - MARS-1 Invisible Plan custom figures

** Sorry, sold out. **

Mario (aka MARS-1) created these awesome custom painted versions of his Invisible Plan figures. I'll have individual pics of each piece up soon, but thought I'd post a group shot of these amazingly detailed figures. These were not on display in the gallery, and available online only. Only one of each, and each figure is signed by the artist. SOLD

Friday, January 25, 2008

art - Allison Sommers paintings

Allison Sommers' art was quite a personal discovery for me, in that her process and themes evoke tinyshop in many ways. The most obvious feature is size. Not only is her work small in scale, but she paints with such minute detail -- and sometimes under a magnifying glass! I have much respect for honing a craft, and paying attention to the details.

As you move closer, the subject matter includes even smaller creatures and worlds that might fit right in your pocket. A whiff of fractured tales, Victorian flea circuses and the complicated dreams girls are made of...

- Gouache
- All pieces sized smaller than 6x6

Hats (The Kellnerin Brothers)

Sleeping Giant

3 x 4.5


The Jitters
3.5 x 3.5

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

artist profile - Irina Troitskaya

Irina Troitskaya was born and raised in Izhevsk, Russia... a city she describes of dead ends, sad electronic music and Finno-Ugric cultural roots. Irina's love of drawing lead her to the Udmurt State University, where she studied art. However after five years, she became weary of her studies, which signaled a turning point in that drawing became an abhorrence.

Upon graduating from university, Irina abandoned drawing, and instead, worked as a TV journalist for a local arts & culture program. In the Summer of 2003, she felt the need for a career change and took her chances in Moscow, where she now resides. Irina currently works as a freelance illustrator by day, and an artist by night -- a happy result.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Apex & Iona Rozeal Brown stop by

A North Beach escape.... Friends and artists, Iona Rozeal Brown and Ricardo Richey (aka Apex) visit Double Punch & tinyshop, while they take a break from their residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

If you're in the city, check out Ricardo's contribution to the Luggage Store Gallery's show, In the Fullness of Time, at their Annex location, 509 Ellis Street @ Leavenworth.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

art - Leah Brawley Friends

Leah Brawley's adorable Friends are reminiscent of folk art, and the vibrant characters of 1950's book illustrations. Each wooden figure is hand painted, fashionably turned out, and no two are alike.

Friend 1

Friend 2

Friend 3

Friend 4

Friend 5

art - Ashley Goldberg prints

Wa-wee-wo! Get your hunky woodsman on.. Lovely, limited prints by Ashley Goldberg.

- Prints of original illustrations done in ink, then digitally colored.
- Printed on archival velvet fine art stock using archival pigment ink.

edition of 10
5 x 6

edition of 10
5 x 6

edition of 20

Wee Trees
edition of 20
5.5 x 4.25

Friend or Foe
edition of 20