Exhibit Title: “ROBOTS”
Artists: Chris Cinder, Robert Gordon ,Joel Stinghen and Garry Gay
Exhibit Dates: May 1 thru June 9th
Robots one of the most popular shows at Art Of Toys is back featuring Chris Cinder, Robert Gordon and newcomer Joel Stinghen! The whole family will have fun with art and toy robots galore. Start your 2nd Saturday adventure first at Art Of Toys in the heart of the Handle District then choose from 22 restaurants within walking distance! Art Activity will be out front FREE for all ages from 5:30 till dark. Artist Chris Cinder will be in gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 to discuss his work and back sign purchased pieces check site for which 2nd Saturday for this popular show will encompass May and June 2nd Saturday fun!
Chris Cinder a Sacramento artist will be featuring hIs cardstock originals and his original fun quirky paintings of robots at play. Better known as “Cinder”, he is a true born doodler-dreamer turned artist-gamer. His influences are: music, sci-fi movies, comic books, anime, hobby games and video games. Ultimately, his work focuses on story and the characters in that story. Many of the pieces will follow a character through its adventures and discoveries.
Joel Stinghen creates his assemblage robot art with junk … Some junk is too cool to throw away and becomes fodder for a “found object assemblage sculpture” (which sounds better than a “pile of junk”). Old or broken toys, the fan from a discarded microwave, the toner cartridge from a laser printer. Whether it is the color, the shape, or the patina, or simply that it looks like a dog’s head — different objects inspire different ways of thinking about how they could be used to make something new.
Garry Gay not only is a fabulous photographer but collects toy robots which reflect in his unique perspective captured in his photos. Garry has worked in Northern California as a professional photographer for over 37 years. He began his career in Marin County as a studio photographer before becoming an advertising photographer in San Francisco. He has been shooting stock for the Image Bank, now Getty Images, for over 28 years. He is currently represented world wide by nine stock photo agencies.
Robert Gordon has been a Sacramento Legend for years by recycling pieces into art years before it was trendy to do so. He has some really fun one of a kind robot paintings for this show. Over the years Gordon’s work has adorned a good portion of Midtown’s small business window fronts, and their interiors, seasonally splashing businesses for the holidays with his wet colors. He is known for recycling everyday products into his sustainable art. He has combined his eclectic style of Folk Art with the contemporary modern robot art for a unique look at the robot as art.