Monday, June 20, 2011
Paper Toy II
Two weeks ago, I attended the second paper craft, toy show at the Pink Hobo gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. Paper Toy II featured a small collection of amazingly intricate and very cool paper craft toys from national and international artists.
The show featured work from such artists and studios as Aesthetic Apparatus, Ocular Invasion, Puny Entertainment and Mark Zubak.
Minneapolis never fails to disappoint in terms of really cool, indie design and art shows. People who do not live here often think it is too small a city to have a rich culture. Having lived here all my life, I love to show examples like this. Granted, it might be for a niche group of people, but small shows with great craft and individuality are what make the art community here so special and unique.
The absolute most hilarious and ones I was more interested in were the interactive pieces. Shown above, the disemboweling monster and redneck hick who pulled down his pants at your command were worth testing again and again.
The simple paper craft toys also had amazing color and were recognizable from the great show Yo Gabba Gabba. Overall, a great show and worth checking out if you are Nordeast anytime soon.