Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bwana Spoons show opening in New York at Giant Robot

Bwana Spoons, one of PopDrawer’s favorite Portland-based artists, has a solo show opening in New York this Saturday, January12th! Here is info from the press release:

Giant Robot is proud to present How to Dig a Hole, an art show by Bwana Spoons.

Spoons is a Portland-based artist whose freewheeling style was developed under the influence of underground comics, '60s rock posters, and Japanese rubber monster movies. Starting out with stapled-and-folded zines like My Friend the Micronaut and Ain't Nothing Like Fucking Moonshine in the early '90s, Spoons has become a regular in the Northwest street art and indie music scene. Endangered animals caught in mid-thought, kung-fu wizards with gravity-defying eyebrows, and swirling psychedelic backgrounds are only some of the elements found in the well-composed anarchy of his paintings and sculpture. He is also involved in the Grass Hut art collective and gallery.

Although the show is called “How to Dig a Hole,” the new paintings, illustrations, and sculptures by Spoons actually address how to get out of one. “What do I fill it with?” he asks. “Blood, guts, tears, dirt, love, and paint.”

Go to the show and show Bwana some love!

Giant Robot Gallery
437 East 9th Street
Between 1st Ave. & Ave. A, in the East Village
New York, New York 10009
(212) 674-GRNY

Bwana Spoons official website --


Bilge said...

These are really cool. Just one thing -- the link seems to be wrong. It says "" but when you click it it goes to "," which is just a placeholder.

This art is shockingly affordable. Whoa.

Teddy Tenenbaum said...

Thanks, Bilge. I've fixed the link. Check out Bwana's show if you get a chance. His work is very affordable. We have a piece in the house ourselves.