Artist Mike Leavitt hand-makes custom action figures in limited editions of no more than ten. Each one is hand-sculpted from synthetic polymer clay, wood, and elastic. Leavitt's Art Army is a series of artist action figures, ranging from Basquiat, Big Daddy Roth, and R. Crumb to Tim Biskup, Robert Williams, and Salvador Dali. He'll bring the latest members of the Art Army, the "Young Guns," to the Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, California for a show opening December 8. The show will feature sculptures of "low-brow superstars, underground heavyweights, and some L.A. art darlings," including Travis Louie and Audrey Kawasaki as depicted on the exhibit invitation. From Mike Leavitt's site:
New 10″ editions of artists such as Audrey Kawasaki, Travis Louie, Jeremy Fish, CRAOLA, Chet Zar, Kathy Olivas, Anthony Ausgang, and Friends With You will take on new the forms of cyclops, mermaids, centaurs, minotaurs, cyborgs, and sirens. The artists' human form will morph with their painted surrealities into mythical hybrids of figurative form. The small, circus creature sculptures will be installed in a carnival-curio-shop-like atmosphere in the gallery.