Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Go Go Monster!!!
Aya Kakeda and Tyson Bodnarchuk join together to create magical monster mayhem!!
This Saturday, November 4 from 6pm - 11pm marks the opening night of “Go Go Monster!” the new collaboration between artists Aya Kakeda (NY) and Tyson Bodnarchuk (MTL). The show will feature new works by the two artists, showcasing their keen interest in all things creepy and strange through two different sets of eyes.
Aya Kakeda was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and now works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Aya has been creating whimsical narratives in her dreamy style since 2001 and has worked in almost every medium under the sun including illustration, screenprinting, painting and digital media. Her work has been spotted in print media such as Bust, Chicago Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine and The New York Times and has been used by Nickelodeon/Noggin TV. For “Go Go Monster” Aya brings her lightheartedly cute yet twisted characters out for a fun romp with the monsters.
Tyson Bodnarchuk hails from the blustery prairie city of Winnipeg, MB, having repositioned homebase to Montreal, QC in 2003. Tyson has been showing his paintings of creatures, robots, strange humans and the worlds they inhabit since 2000. For “Go Go Monster” Tyson has put aside his recognizable acrylic/resin medium and moves into an ethereal and strange take on watercolour. Tysons work can be found in Montreal at Headquarters Galerie & Boutique (www.HQgalerieboutique.com), L’Autre Galerie (www.lautregalerie.com) and SubV Galerie