Tonight looks set to be another great time at the Rotofugi gallery, with the openings of Garden of Light by Apak and Teen Dream by John Knox (aka Hello, Brute). The opening reception will run from 7-10 p.m. this evening at 1955 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago.
Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are the fantastical magical duo known as APAK. They are a childlike husband and wife collaborative art group who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. They create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other.
This will be APAK’s first exhibit at Rotofugi Gallery.
Hello, Brute is the creative work of Jon Knox, a designer/illustrator/artist based in Portland. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and lived in Perth (Australia) for the better part of 2006. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the College of Design at North Carolina State, but spent his free time screenprinting, drawing, and painting. He lived and developed his work in San Francisco in 2008, then moved to Portland where his studio is currently located.
His current work focuses on an all-boy crew who are often stuck somewhere between the best and worst moments of their lives. Jon’s work has been exhibited around the globe, including solo exhibitions in Chicago and Seattle. He’s best known for his series of hand cast resin toys produced in limited editions.
This will be Jon’s second exhibit at Rotofugi Gallery, following his successful February 2007 exhibit My Pal, Sookie La La.
Check out John Knox’s official site here.
And, check out Apak’s official site here.