Art of the Mushroom curator Talk with HF co-founder Attaboy

  • Location:
    The Compound Gallery 1167 65th st. Oakland, CA 94608

Join us for an afternoon with Attaboy, Hi-Fructose co-founder and curator of The Art of the Mushroom. Attaboy will discuss and answer questions about curating the Art of the Mushroom show and just might share a few stories about the various participating artists. Plus Atta's Cradle of Life Shroom Throne will be available after the event so you can get a photo if you missed rocking on it opening night! The event is FREE but please RSVP on our website to guarantee a spot. RSVP at this link-->

Attaboy co-founded Hi-Fructose new Contemporary Art Magazine in 2005 with his wife the artist Annie Owens and since it has become an influential best-selling art magazine. The magazine has been reprinted numerous times as Collected Edition hardcover books and elaborate box sets and was recently honored with an exhibition celebrating the first ten years of the publication which toured from the Virginia MOCA to the Akron Art museum and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Atta has shown his own art at numerous galleries and museums, including a recent solo show at The Corey Helford gallery this past December. He has lectured at many institutions. He has a BA degree in toy design from the Fashion Inst. of Technology in NYC. Attaboy has also licensed his art to many companies including Kid Robot, Disney, Dark Horse, and even the rock band KISS. He is the author of several books which may or may not be for children, has self produced a strange game recently and has edited and designed Hi-Fructose's upcoming New Contemporary Fashion Book which is being distributed by Abrams. He lives in Richmond, CA with Annie, a pug named Donut and a one-eyed four-toothed doggie who often makes sounds like a seal with a sinus infection.

Talk begins at 3 p.m.