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May Exhibit: Huggable Koi

Several of the early exhibits we did as a gallery, starting nearly 20 years ago now, were by plush (or if you prefer the more intellectual terminology, soft sculpture) artists. We love the versatility and creativity we see in this often overlooked category, so when the brilliant artist behind Huggable Koi reached out, we jumped at the opportunity to host an exhibit!

Combining quilting techniques and a love of koinobori (Japanese carp flags), Bonnie Robinson Stewart has developed a beautiful intricate style over the past decade. For her Rotofugi Gallery debut she has gone beyond — way beyond — koi and is bringing a mix of kaiju, cryptids, and other creatures all lovingly shaped and stitched into beautiful, huggable plush!

Join us the evening of Saturday, May 18 to view the new work while grooving to a new mix by DJ Sean Doe!  Huggable Koi creator Bonnie Robinson Stewart will be in attendance to chat with attendees, plus we'll also have new works by illustrator Michael Fleming (aka Tweedlebop) on display.

Absolute Creatures

Soft Sculpture by Bonnie Robinson Stewart (Huggable Koi)
May 18-June 9, 2022

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 18, 6-8pm
New Mix by DJ Sean Doe
Free — All Ages — BYOB

Rotofugi — 2780 N Lincoln Ave — Chicago

About the Artist

Bonnie Robinson Stewart is a designer toy/soft sculpture artist who has been creating and displaying her art for nearly 10 years. Her first plushies were koi created by combining her self taught quilting skills and love of koinobori (Japanese carp flags). She has lived in the Los Angeles area her entire life and currently lives in Glendora, CA with her partner, Bill, and two cats, Audrey and Roswell.


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