⚡️ KID PANTHRO IS COMING! ⚡️
Join us Saturday, October 5, 6-8pm for a special event in collaboration with Chicago-based streetwear boutique JUGRNAUT to debut their Kid Panthro mascot vinyl figure!
DJ Sean Doe will be spinning a live set, plus we will have free beverages from Topo Chico (BYOB if you want alcohol)...swing by to grab this awesome figure, catch some sweet tunes while enjoying a refreshing beverage and, while you are at it, cop yourself a new JUGRNAUT x Rotofugi tee!
• Kid Panthro Vinyl Figure (OG) — 8 inches tall — Edition of 100 — $125
• JUGRNAUT x Rotofugi Tee — Super Limited Edition — $45
We are incredibly excited to be welcoming San Francisco artist and encased meats enthusiast Jeremy Fish back to Rotofugi in September!
With a degree in painting and a focus in screen printing Jeremy's education and work experience has lead to a career as both a fine artist and a commercial illustrator — finding a balance between exhibiting his work across the US and internationally in galleries and museums while maintaining a presence designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, album covers, periodical illustrations, murals, and sneakers.
We are proud to have exhibited Jeremy's original artworks in both 2012 and 2014 but this time Jeremy wanted to do something that would be more affordable for collectors, so the exhibit will consist of 50 of Jeremy's favorite prints pulled from his archives — primarily artist proofs from sold out editions!
If that's not amazing enough for you, we will also be releasing both a new 16x20 print and a t-shirt featuring a loving homage to Chicago, one of Jeremy's "favorite cities in the world." 🌭🤎
Abe Froman Sausage King
Screen Prints by Jeremy Fish
September 9-October 8, 2023
Artist Signing with Print & T-Shirt Release
Saturday, September 16, 10-11am
In addition to the print and tee we will also have available for purchase copies of Jeremy's latest monograph, "Jeremy Fish: Forever Ever After," published by Paragon Books.
Saturday, September 16, 6-8pm
Live DJ Set by Sean Doe, BYOB
We are excited to share that our next exhibit, presented in collaboration with How2Work and The Little Hut, opens Saturday, August 12th!
Down Memory Lane features all new works by Sydney, Australia-based Jessica Ng and continues through September 3rd. The new series of works is inspired by photographs from her childhood — pictures of her and her family are reimagined with glimpses of memory and a touch of fantasy.
“I wanted to blend Estelle’s journey with the world from my memories and dreams. A young Jessica who loves to doodle, scribble and stick stickers on every possible surface, and Estelle, the girl with the rabbit mask who travels to places no human can.”
Down Memory Lane
New Works by Jessica Ng
August 12-September 3, 2023
Open 10am-6pm Daily
There will not be an opening reception for this exhibit, and online sales of exhibit pieces will be offered first to our Gallery Previews email list. Sign up at http://previews.rotofugi.com
About The Artist
Jessica Ng is a self-taught artist, born in Hong Kong, who grew up and lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a background in graphic and fashion design but has always loved to draw. After working in fashion for a few years, Jessica began building an online following for her watercolor drawings via Instagram. She eventually launched an online store under her brand jb0xtchi selling prints and stationery items.
In 2019 Jessica had her first solo exhibit showcasing her watercolor works on paper at the Wedge Gallery, Sydney before becoming a full time artist in 2021 focusing on acrylics on canvas. Since 2022 Jessica’s works have been exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan and now the United States.
Load up all your extra Sonny Angels and head to the store on Sunday, August 6th, 12noon-2pm for our second Sonny Angel Swap Meet plus the release of the new limited edition series Cat Life!
We'll have tables set up so you can spread out and show what you have for trade, name tags so you can make frens, free soft drinks and water, and free candy because Sonny is SO SWEET! 💙
Sonny Angel Swap Meet Rules
1. Setup Starts at 11:30 — Trading at 12 Noon
2. No Selling — Trades Only Please
3. Be Nice — No One Likes a Meanie
Sonny Angel Cat Life will go on sale at Noon — IN STORE ONLY. Because Sonny Angel has a relatively newfound, and particularly enthusiastic, fan base we are limiting sales of this series to our Chicago store only (no online sales) for the time being. Thanks for your understanding.
See you on August 6th at 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago!
Rotofugi is an LGBTQ+ Safe Space 🏳️🌈
Our next exhibit is just about ready to launch! Join us this Saturday as we delve into The Multiverse Chronicles — featuring all new artworks by Chicago-based artist, illustrator, B-Boy, and martial artist Ennis Martin!
We last showed Ennis in 2019, where he introduced our audience to his sci-fi world of flying and/or four-legged whales with giant feet decked out for battle, other flying aquatic creatures, and bunnies driving mechs. A largely self-taught painter, Ennis has been honing his artistry and building this world for 20 plus years, and we can't wait to see and share what's next with you!
The Multiverse Chronicles
New Works by Ennis Martin
July 15-August 6, 2023
Saturday, July 15, 6-8pm
Rotofugi — 2780 N. Lincoln Ave — Chicago
For first online access to this and future exhibits sign up at https://previews.rotofugi.com
About the Artist
Ennis Martin was born and raised in Chicago. His childhood was filled with inspiring illustrations that he found in comics. The artistry and story-telling that he found in comic books he poured over when he was young led to a healthy appreciation for art and the desire to have a hand in it himself.
For a time he dabbled in graffiti; he took a few courses at the International Academy of Art in Chicago and finally he settled into a style and story that permeates throughout his current artwork. Martin identifies his expression in art as primarily self-taught and continues to devote himself to perfecting his craft in his Chicago home and studio.