Friday, June 3, 2011

Contemporary Conflagrations - Leecifer Solo Show

One of the original “Toy Scene” customizers Leecifer’s vibrant color applications and universally recognizable signature style can be seen on literally hundreds and hundreds of pieces world wide. Known for tackling common platforms to the rarest of vinyl grails with equal relish Leecifer’s signature technique can be seen to flourish whether engaged in a heavy sculptural modification or a true to form paint scheme. Humble and irreverent in the same breath he has been known to champion the toys of Super7, Strangeco, and Kidrobot with a fervor only a fellow toy collector could understand. Having terrorized the sets of Jesse Hernandez’ “Vinyl Addiction”, George & Ayleen Gaspars “Toy Break” and the blogs of Spanky Stokes, Jeremy Brautman, Andy Heng, Brian Slivka as well as countless other publications, Dragatomi is pleased to present the work of Lee "Leecifer" Gajda as well as a limited release of the "Propane" Honoo in Dragatomi Blue. Opening June 11th 2011.

In case you've ever wondered about the Honoo, Lee's story of the Honoo goes something like this - initial concept was that if you told a fireside story about any of the Monster Family critters including the Honoo (Flame) that there was a very good chance that one would appear in the fire - playing, dancing, skating on a board of flame etc. (whatever you were into) to keep prospective night terrors, whether real or imagined at bay. Protector of children, both young and old, Honoo loves a good story, a mulled beverage (cocoa, hot chocolate, sake, and mead are enjoyed with equal relish) and a warm fire. Honoos also appear in a wide range of colors and sizes depending on the nature of the story that's being told, the time of year, and what's being burned. Simple chemicals like Strontium = Red, Calcium Chloride = Orange, Sodium Nitrate = Yellow, Barium = Green, Copper Sulfate = Turquoise, Copper Chloride = Blue, Potassium = Purple, and Magnesium = White etc all summon different hued Honoos. But the story makes a difference too as regular old wood, a few pages from a trashy romance or a tale told of romance and unrequited love in the month of February can summon different shades of pink (authors note - I've NEVER called a pink one, ok well mebbe' once or twice). In fact I'm fairly certain the magic in the air from various holidays will also effect to color of the spirit called.

Contemporary Conflagrations opens on Saturday June 11th at 7 pm and will run until July 19th. Be sure you stop by as Leecifer will be in attendance that evening.

If you haven't already signed up for our preview list, you can do so here.

1 comment:

xlpharmacy said...

oh my that show looks so colorful and cool! I love so much the design of Leecifer, it's so awesome and my kids also love this character!