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May 17 – June 18, 2008
Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Giant Robot NY is proud to present new works by the husband-and-wife team, APAK! Living among the furry conifer giants in a little cabin on the outskirts of Portland, Ayumi and Aaron Piland unite to bring you into their fantasies, as if going on magical journeys and returning with pictures of what transpires in their collective imagination. Their works transplant the bold colors and simplicity of Japanese pop into an expansive mini universe reminiscent of “Gnomes” books from the ’80s.

For APAK!’s Worlds of Wonder, the collaborative art duo is preparing 35 medium and small gouache paintings on wood and 6 mixed-media sculptures, as well as a special window installation. The show will depict tiny races of creatures living harmoniously with magical plants and friendly animals in rich, colorful lands.

7 comments on “Worlds of Wonder @ GRNY /// Opens: May 17th 2008
  1. pomly says:

    How splendid! My husband’s shop is a few blocks away from there. I will be happy to see your work in person. I hope I will be able to attend the opening and say hello to you.

  2. Apak says:

    looking forward to meeting you! thanks for leaving a comment.

  3. barbjensen says:

    Congratulations on being featured in Domino! I spotted your work right away. Wonderful stuff.
    Here is the link if anyone wants to take a peek:

  4. Celena says:

    Aaron + Ayumi!

    Congrats on your current show at Giant Robot! My sister went and said not only was your work beautiful as always, but you both were very kind as well. She unfortunately arrived a bit late and missed out on the amazing tiny paintings on wood which bummed her out, but being surrounded by your brilliant work and talking with you both made up for it! I hope to meet you at your next L.A. show!! <3

  5. Chen Reichert says:

    so sad I missed the opening but I will definitely check out the show this weekend when I’m in NYtown (^u^)

  6. kim says:

    Congratulations on your show and link on the Domino site. Very exciting!

  7. apak says:

    Thanks to everyone in NY who came stopped by. We love you all and appreciate your support!

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