it never ceases to please me when i get to share some excellent news about karl and some new opportunity he gets. today’s news is about his participation in an excellent new art exhibition. for the last several months, he has been tirelessly working a new pieces for the collaborative crossover exhibition at both stranger factory in albuquerque and cotton candy machine in brooklyn.
now, after all the time and hard work he’s put into his pieces, the opening is here! karl has three paintings and a limited run of t-shirts at each gallery, and they will be hanging up among many other incredibly talented artists’ work. the exhibition will be up at both stranger factory and cotton candy machine from july 11th to august 3rd (cotton candy machine will have it up until august 10th).
this is what karl has been up to for the past three months…painting for sfxccm with headphones on, while bobbi tries to be as annoying/adorable/in-the-way as possible.
the opening reception at both galleries is on july 11th from 7 to 11pm, local time. make sure you get a chance to check out all the cool art in person this month!
while the idea behind bobbi marbles is not new to us (k+b), we tend to be quite…ahem…lazy at getting our ideas off the ground. so years later, we are here at a crossroads; decidedly fed up with working for other people at jobs that don’t fulfill us, we’re more than ready to do what we love, instead.
you know all those sayings, “follow your dreams”, “life is what you make it”, etc.? we’re firm believers in all those cliched sayings! and our idea, all those years ago, was to make art and clothing that people would enjoy. to spend time and effort on something we’re proud of, and to share it with anyone who was interested. to just try it, and see where it leads us.
so we’ve decided to launch bobbi marbles. for now, it is a brand that sells handprinted t-shirts, made with environmentally friendly materials. we plan to launch other handprinted clothing items, as well as accessories. but first thing first. see, we’re realizing that the key to turning ideas into realities is to just start.