Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thrashin' Exhibit Opening Recap

This past Saturday, April 11, marked our fourth annul show at myplasticheart and we couldn't be more thrilled with the results! A huge thank you goes out to the gallery, all of the participating artists, and everyone who came out in support. This year, the theme is inspired by 80s skate graphics, since, in our travels, we so often run into beloved collections of old skate decks.

If you missed the opening, don't fret, the show is up in the gallery until May 9. You can also view and purchase work from the show online.

toy store & gallery

210 Forsyth St.

New York NY 10002


 Evoker with his work, METALHEAD, Tribute to Pushead Zorlac
with handmade wooden frame by the artist

Smut Villain with his work, DWS Hover Designs (top) with Phil Lumbang's Hug Life

MSG and his work, All Wound Up - Tribute to Natas Kitten Deck (top right)

Evoker and Chris RWK

Down With The Ship by Jake Hope (SOLD)

Jeger Viking Skallen! by Mr. Walters

Zorlac Pirate Pushead Tribute by Michael Hsiung

Baby Slasher by Podgy Panda (SOLD)

Skate or Die Trying by Chris RWK

Suburban Violence by Abe Lincoln Jr.

Intergalactic Skate Guru by Brian Butler

Natas Airlines by Ekiem (SOLD)

Photos from myplasticheart, Evoker, and Les NYC

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thrashin’ Preview :: Phil Lumbang

Next up on the preview list for Thrashin’ is Phil Lumbang’s work, entitled “Hug Life”. This work draws inspiration from Jim Phillips’ work for Santa Cruz, specifically the infamous Rob Roskopp decks.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thrashin’ Preview :: Jake Hope

The opening of Thrashin’ is less than two weeks away, and as the date gets closer, we’ll be featuring some of the participating artists here on the blog! To kick this off right, we’re starting with newcomer to mph exhibits, Jake Hope, who has graciously supplied us with a super fun gif of his artwork in progress. The work, inspired by Powell Peralata and Santa Cruz, is entitled “Down with the Ship”.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thrashin' Opens April 11 at myplasticheart

It's that time of year again! For our fourth annual show at mph in NYC, we're diving head first into the art of 80's skateboard graphics! Read on for all of the details from myplasticheart!
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myplasticheart presents our annual collaboration with creative documentarians Studio Miners. This year we delve into nostalgic 80’s skate culture with a tribute to the influential skateboard graphic arts scene prevalent at the time.

In our travels as the Studio Miners, we seek out collectors, those who have an itch to surround themselves with the sometimes wacky and weird and often inspiring and nostalgic. The collection we run into most frequently, whether limited to a handful or an entire room, is vintage skateboards. So many of our peers look to the designs of VCJ, Jim Phillips, and Pushead (to name a few) from influential 80s skate companies like Vision, Santa Cruz, and Powell Peralta to draw inspiration for today’s paintings and products. Our latest curatorial effort, Thrashin’, is a tribute to those significant graphics re-imagined by over 15 of our favorite artists, so this April, get ready for some of the raddest, totally gnarly graphics to bring you back in time – Live to thrash, dude!” – Studio Miners

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday April 11th 2015 7-10pm. Exhibition runs through May 9th 2015.

Participating artists:
Brian Butler
Flying Fortress
Andy Foltz
Jake Hope
Michael Hsiuang
Sean Kernick
Abe Lincoln Jr.
Phil Lumbang
Podgy Panda
Clams Rockefeller
Chris RWK
Smut Villain
Mr. Walters

Artwork influenced by 80's skateboard graphics
Opening Reception Saturday, April 11th, 2015 7 – 10pm
Exhibition runs through March 9th, 2015
Curated by Studio Miners

myplasticheart toy store & gallery
210 Forsyth St.
New York NY 10002

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