miss mindy - chicken boy friend.
i've got the perfect gift for you to give to yourself this year. cute, different, unique, and collectible. sounds good, yes? yes, it most certainly does.
kokeshi, a show that opened on the 3rd, at subtext gallery in san diego, is a group show w/ 85 custom kokeshi dolls by 70 artists. featuring some great peeps, like catherine campbell, susie ghahremani, jen corace, audrey kawasaki and the list keeps on going...
guaranteed to be an institution in the art world, the show will be a yearly event. curated by christina conway, a big fan of the limited edition vinyl toy world, it's her girly twist and contribution to that world. in her words:
"the designer toy market is what inspired me to put the custom kokeshi show together but i wanted to influence the scene with a little more femininity, something a little softer. but don't worry, some manly pieces managed to work their way in there... something for everyone."
one of stampede's favorite artists: catherine campell.
be sure to check out christina's blog, where you can read a great interview about her love of kokeshi and why she put the show together. oh and head on over to her flickr page so you can pick out an original piece of art, your very own kokeshi doll.
jen corace - girl.
susie ghahremani - suzume.
lorena alvarez - urashima taro.
** all images used courtesy of christina conway.