New Works by James 'Jimbot' Demski
January 6-28, 2018
BYOB Opening Reception
Saturday, January 6, 7-10pm
We kick off a new year with one of our favorites, Milwaukee-based artist James 'Jimbot' Demski! His combination of beautifully rendered wildlife, cartoony robots and great textures and colors strikes all the right notes.
Join us the evening of Saturday, January 6, 7-10pm for the opening reception. Jimbot will be in attendance, plus we’ll have snacks and sodas available (BYOB if you want to have alcohol) and music by the always entertaining DJ Sean Doe.
About the Artist
Jimbot’s art takes you into other worlds where the unusual can happen, beauty is around us, and your daydreams can become a reality. What exactly is happening is often left up to the viewer’s interpretations and how they view the clues left behind by the artist. He creates these worlds to escape to, and for the viewers to enjoy. James uses Acrylic paint, dry transfer letters, pencil and ink to convey his thoughts, and wants the viewer to enjoy them as much as he enjoyed painting them.
This will be Jimbot's fourth exhibit at Rotofugi.
New Prints Now for This 2017
First Annual December Print Exhibit
Guest Curated by Jay Ryan
December 9-31, 2017
2017. Sigh. There’s been plenty to complain, protest and worry about…but sometimes it’s nice to step back from the edge and look for some optimism. With that in mind, guest curator Jay Ryan has done something quite admirable — he’s gathered together an amazing group of artists, illustrators and designers with one goal in mind…stay positive!
Join us the evening of Saturday, December 9, 7-10pm for the opening of our First Annual December Print Exhibit, Stay Positive – New Prints Now for This 2017. Guest curator Jay Ryan, plus many of the participating artists, will be in attendance, plus we’ll have snacks and sodas available (BYOB if you want to have alcohol) and music by the always entertaining DJ Sean Doe.
The exhibit features new prints by Aaron Draplin, Amy Martin, Anne Benjamin, Ashley Elander, Ben Blount, Ben Chlapek, Bobby Dixon, Bryn Perrott, Diana Sudyka, Jason Polan, Jay Ryan, Jen Corace, Jenna Blazevich, Jenny Schmid, Judge, Keiler Roberts, Landland, Little Friends of Printmaking, Molly Costello, Nicole Gustafsson, Rachal Duggan, Ryan Duggan, Sage Perrott, Sara Parker & Sonnenzimmer — all available for cash and carry, perfect for holiday gifts!
For this special exhibit there will be no preview or early sales. Prints will be available at the gallery starting promptly at 7pm on December 9. Our Gallery Preview list members will get the first notice when remaining prints are made available to order online via our website in the week following the opening. Sign up at http://previews.rotofugi.com.
Exhibit continues through December 31, 2017.
Join us the evening of Thursday, November 30, 5-7pm for a special pre-release launch (one day before the official online release) and trading party for Unicornos Series 6 by our good friends at tokidoki!
Shop, trade and receive a special gift with purchase. We're one of just 7 locations (see below for others if you're not in Chicagoland). Thanks!
Hey friends, let's get together and do some drinking and drawing! Join us and host Blake Jones for the November edition of the Rotofugi Drink n' Draw....a fun evening of drawing, sketching and doodling whilst enjoying your favorite adult beverages, BYOB. All skill levels are welcome, and you must provide your own art supplies. 21+. Thursday, November 16, 7-9pm. Seating is limited, arrive early if you don't like sitting on the floor.
Hey friends, let's get together and do some drinking and drawing! Join us and host Blake Jones for the October edition of the Rotofugi Drink n' Draw....a fun evening of drawing, sketching and doodling whilst enjoying your favorite adult beverages, BYOB. All skill levels are welcome, and you must provide your own art supplies. 21+. Thursday, September 21, 7-9pm. Seating is limited, arrive early if you don't like sitting on the floor.