Friday, October 9, 2009

Threadless v Christopher Bettig

My Threadless Select T is out and availale for purchase on Threadless' site! You can purchase it by clicking here.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Vast Happenings // Giant Robot NYC exhibit

I've got a 4 person show entitled "Vast Happenings" which opens on October 17 at Giant Robot NYC with my friends Simon Peplow, Hannah Stouffer & Supermundane... and all of us will be in attendance for the opening. Hannah & myself coming out from LA and Simon & Supermundane both coming out from the UK. I really can't wait for this one, it should be an amazing show and it's really rad to get to show with such a great group of people.. hope you can make it! The exhibition runs from October 17th until November 11, 2009.

OPENING RECEPTION : Saturday Oct 17, 6:30 - 10 PM

Giant Robot New York
437 E 9th Street (between Ave A & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10009

some in progress, preview images of my work for the show

C1RCA v. Christopher Bettig

I have been working on a collaboration with the skate company C1RCA and the first round of shoes and T's are being released in the spring of 2010. Here are some preview shots of the first men's and women's shoes I did for them that are to be released... these are completely made from selvage denim and have t's to match.

I want to thank the blogs : Concrete Skateboarding, Freshness Mag, Kicks On Fire, Empire Ave, Sneaker News, & Transworld Skateboarding for some rad posts & giving my shoes some love..

Giant Robot 15 Years Biennale 2 Exhibition

I have been a fan of Giant Robot since I was in college and have been lucky enough to be involved in numerous exhibitions at GR2 in Los Angeles, GRSF & GRNY.. I am even more honored to be a part of the Giant Robot 15 year anniversary exhibition taking place on October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010 at the Japanese American National Museum. I just want to thank Eric, Michelle & Luke @ GR for all their love and support over the years... Such a tremendous achievement, congrats you guys! Looking forward to another 15 years of GR!!!

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

OPENING RECEPTION on October 24 from 6-10 PM

Here's my piece for the show

info about the exhibit & the participants:

In 1994, Giant Robot was born with the purpose of documenting and
promoting new, up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian
and Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-
published magazine has not only evolved from a stapled-and-folded zine
into a full-color, glossy publication with an international following,
but also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. To celebrate the
magazine's longevity, energy, and loyal readership, the second Giant
Robot Biennale is being hosted by the Japanese American National
Museum in Downtown Los Angeles from October 24, 2009 to January 24,
2010. The event will feature several exhibits, including the following:

To provide a visual overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, publisher
Eric Nakamura is curating artwork by individuals who have contributed
to shows at Giant Robot's galleries, been featured in the pages of the
magazine, or even contributed cover art. The main hall will include
installations by David Choe, Theo Ellsworth, James Jean, kozyndan,
Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, Jeff
Soto, and Deth P. Sun. A second hall will include the contributions of
more than 50 others.

Here’s that list:

Aaron Brown
Aiyana Udesen
Ako Castuera
Allison Cole
Andrew Holder
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
Andrice Arp
Ana Serrano
Ben King
Brian Rush
Bwana Spoons
Christine Castro
Christopher Bettig
Dan-ah Kim
Daria Tessler
Ed Trask
Edwin Ushiro
Eleanor Davis
Emilio Santoyo
Esther Pearl Watson
Hannah Stouffer
Hellen Jo
James Kochalka
Jay Ryan
Jeffrey Brown
Jen Corace
Jeremy Tinder
Joe To
Jon Burgerman
Kaori Kasai
Katherine Guillen
Kelly Lynn Jones
Kerry Horvath
Luke Chueh
Marci Washington
Mari Inukai
Mark Todd
Matt Furie
Megan Whitmarsh
Mike Perry
Nikki McClure
Phil Lumbang
Prodip Leung
Rama Hughes
Renee French
Robert Bellm
Sidney Pink
Steven Weissman
Yellena James


I've been making some appearances as a quest blogger for Busy Being, C1RCA & Moytoy.. I don't have much to say so it's pretty much the same info as on here... which is a bad sell on my part, but there are others blogging on those sites and there is a lot of rad stuff going on, so you should check them out.

Also, I wanted to thank the blog Share Some Candy for the nice post they did about my work and studio.