Celebrating its fifth annual installment on Saturday is Cotton Candy Machine’s highly popular “Tiny Trifecta” group show (previously covered here). It’s so popular, in fact, that the gallery has had to devise a registration system for its fans. Owing to the exhibit’s demand is its concept of offering unbelievably affordable art from otherwise unattainable artists for young collectors – every piece in the show is $100. Many past contributors have returned to join newcomers to the gallery, making the show a fresh mix of illustrative styles and mediums. This year’s grouping features several who have graced Hi-Fructose pages and blog, including Esao Andrews, Deedee Cheriel, Ciou, Camilla d’Errico, Dima Drjuchin, Mab Graves, Natalia Fabia, Eric Fortune, Kelly Denato, Beau Stanton, Erik Jones, Jeremy Hush, Charlie Immer, Travis Louie, Lola, Sean Mahan, Jean Paul Mallozzi, Amy Sol, Skinner, Diana Sudyka, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Yoh Nagao.
Where else might one be able to acquire a Mark Ryden piece for $100? The annual Tiny Trifecta group show at Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine debuted last Saturday, June 14, to an eager crowd — some of whom, according to co-owner Sean Leonard, had been camping out for several days. Curated by artist and CCM co-owner Tara McPherson, the group show featured three works each from over 100 contemporary artists — well-known figures like Marco Mazzoni, Shepard Fairey and Amy Sol, and emerging artists such as Fefe Talavera and Diana Sudyka. With the walls practically wall-papered with the array of work, the show offers a diverse sampling of fun pieces, from the illustrative to the abstract.
Despite only being in its third year, Cotton Candy Machine’s “Tiny Trifecta” show is already a highly anticipated event. The gallery/boutique founded by artist super couple Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard kicked off in 2011 in Brooklyn and has been hosting the “Tiny Trifecta” show annually ever since. The premise is simple: artists like Luke Chueh, Kid Acne, Buff Monster, Mark Ryden, Natalia Fabia, L’Amour Supreme, Dave Correia (and so many more) each contribute three small-scale pieces priced at $100 each. The event can’t help but draw long lines camping out on Brooklyn’s streets the night before. Check out some shots from the June 15 opening (the show will run until July 7) as well as some of the art, images courtesy of Cotton Candy Machine. See more after the jump!
This Saturday, Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn will debut the third annual “Tiny Trifecta,” a group show featuring small-scale works from extensive roster of artists — including Mark Ryden, Yosuke Ueno, AJ Fosik, Ron English, Victor Castillo, Luke Chueh, Michael Motorcycle, Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki and many more that we’ve covered in print and online. The artists will present three works each, giving viewers a sampling of their diverse aesthetics packed into a fun-sized format. Take a look at our preview of the show and check the Cotton Candy Machine website for the complete line-up of artists. “Tiny Trifecta” will be on view June 15 through July 7. More after the jump!
This past Saturday, Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn opened “Tiny Trifecta,” the second showing of an annual exhibit showcasing three original works each from over 70 artists, many of whom have graced the pages of past issues of Hi-Fructose (such as James Jean, Esao Andrews, Miss Van and Brandi Milne among many others.) Eager patrons waited in line for hours, some even overnight, for a chance to purchase one of these original works of art at an affordable price. While many of the artworks were small or simple sketches, the exhibit allowed viewers a peek at a large body of work collected from top tier and emerging artists in one space. View more images of the artwork and opening night photos, here on Hi-Fructose after the jump.
Hi-Fructose swung by the grand opening of Tara McPherson’s Cotton Candy Machine last weekend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The space features a extensive selection of McPherson-designed apparel, prints and accessories, and also functions as an exhibiting gallery for the artist and her many friends. To celebrate the debut, Cotton Candy Machine’s inaugural show, ‘Tiny Trifecta’ brought in a large crowd of art lovers and collectors, all clamoring for the 100 pieces of 100 dollar art on the hundredth day of the year. With a selection of original works from artists such as Mark Ryden, Audrey Kawasaki, Jeff Soto, Alex Pardee, Martin Wittfooth and Dave Correia (to name a few), it’s safe to say that the Cotton Candy Machine came out with a bang, and judging by what we’ve been told regarding their upcoming gallery schedule, will certainly be here to stay.