In addition to the originals that Shannon Bonatakis is contributing to the new 2-person show with Kiersten Essenpreis debuting this Friday at 7021 Melrose Ave, she also will be releasing new giclee prints, including this gem from a past G1988 show.
It’s called “In Like My Humble Opinion” and is inspired by “My So Called Life.” It’s 11 x 14 inches and beautiful. The original sold many moons ago, but you can get this limited edition signed and numbered print starting this Friday.
Check out this stunning new piece from Shannon Bonatakis for her two-person show with Kiersten Essenpreis that opens this Friday night at G1988 (East). Join us 7-10 PM at 7021 Melrose and meet both artists!
Another aspect to the Bad Robot Art Experience is our just announced project with Paramount Pictures, IMAX (to debut their FANFIX program), Bad Robot and artist Mark Englert. Basically the most avid IMAX fans will be rewarded with limited edition, collectible prints for films and this is the first one. This print, created by Mark (p.s. it may glow in the dark. Don’t tell anyone), will go to fans attending the 8 PM IMAX showing of Star Trek Into Darkness on Wednesday, May 15th at participating locations. You can read more about the project and see if a theater near you will be involved by visiting here -
It’s rare that an artist delivers a full body of work where every single piece is better than the next. I felt that way about Just Like Us from Mike Mitchell and Justin White’s Rated G show last year. And now I feel it about Kiersten Essenpreis body of work that will debut Friday night at G1988 (East). You’ve seen her work in dozens of group shows at G1988, and we’ve watched her voice and style become so unique and different, to the point now where she’ll be 1/2 of a powerhouse duo in their own show (the other wall will feature work from Shannon Bonatakis, who we’ve only seen one stunning piece from so far).
Kiersten’s pieces have been major highlights in our history (Seinfeldology, He-Man Get A Bowl Cut, her Bad Robot piece of Locke playing chess with the smoke monster, etc), and now she’s basically done that over and over again in one big show. I CAN NOT WAIT TO UNVEIL ALL THE PIECES. The two paintings above are just prime examples.
Many of the pieces will be available as both originals and VERY limited prints. Hope to see you Friday as Kiersten Essenpreis quickly jumps to the top of your favorite artists list.
What a night. That may have just been our craziest show ever, guys.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening reception of “The Bad Robot Experience,” and braved the line for the whole night. We appreciate every single one of you, and thank you for allowing our process to work. But the main thanks go out to every artist in this exhibit. What a body of work. Every seems to have brought their A-game to this one and we can’t thank you enough for that.
We’ll be posting the work online for purchase and viewing very soon. Thanks again to everyone involved.