THIS SAT!!! TOKUSATSU 2 : Revenge of the Kaiju (Japanese Sci Fi Art Show)
“Tokusatsu 2: Revenge of the Kaiju”
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7pm-10pm
Runs November 16th through December 1st
art by Konatsu
“Tokusatsu 2: Revenge of the Kaiju” is the second annual celebration of the Tokusatsu genre and comes in time to help mark the third anniversary of Q Pop Shop opening its doors in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, CA. On Saturday, November 16th, the gallery will open its doors from 7pm to 10pm for an opening reception and the show will end on Sunday, December 1st.
Originating from the words tokushu satsuei (迚ケ谿頑聴蠖アspecial photography) this genre is known for utilizing various special effects. For those of you who grew up watching shows such as Godzilla, Ultraman, Kikaider, as well as many others, this is a great opportunity to celebrate your favorite shows and characters. For those of you who are less familiar with this genre, this is a great opportunity to get to know this amazing and influential genre of film and TV. Those less familiar might not even realize they have grown up with the shows, such as Super Sentai that was adapted for US audiences and well known as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Q Pop has always strived to showcase the work of local and international artists, as well as artists of many different mediums and this show is no different. From traditional works to sunae (sand art), metal sculptures to needlefelting, plushes to wearable art, emerging artists to reknown artists, Q Pop hopes to expand what people view as art and introduce them to those they may not have heard of yet with all our group shows.