Past Rowan Morrison artists in Super Awesome at Oakland Museum of California

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Thursday marked the opening of a wonderful new show at Oakland Museum titled Super Awesome: Art and Giant Robot. Pete and I had the privilege of attending the donor reception, giving us a first-look at the work in the show, and a chance to meet some Giant Robot artists we haven't met before. This show has special significance to us because our dear friends, Ako Castuera and Rob Sato, were each given one of the coveted fourteen spots. More important, however, was that the artists were given free-reign to see a vision through from start to finish. Much of the...

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Ten Years of Junk Pirate

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Junk Pirate is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year! What began as a documentation of the weird, wacky, and otherwise interesting things and images that pass through Pete Glover's hands at his 'day job' – sorting junk at a local thrift store – has grown into a large-scale, ongoing (and never-ending) project. It's a project in collecting, curating and celebrating the quirky and absurd assortment of ephemera, toys, popular culture tidbits, nostalgia, propaganda, and other things of interest. Junk Pirate is no simple phenomenon. It's a carefully picked-through and curated collection of collections. Look at it this way: One...

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