Exhibit Information
Dreams Burn Down
New Works by Ken Keirns

April 30-May 16, 2010
Opening Reception
Friday, April 30, 2010, 7-10PM
Artist Bio

Ken Keirns is a Northern California artist who grew up in Flint, Michigan. After spending nearly a decade in Chicago, Ken moved out West in late 2007 to paint full-time and complain about the lack of snow. While his primary focus has been working with oil paint, he has been known to deliver the odd sculpture, toy prototype or mixed media piece. His recurrent subject matter revolves around cranially endowed women and monkeys interlaced with personal experiences, dreams, and the occasional bad pun. Ken’s education was in graphic design. He only took a few formal painting classes — he is mostly self-taught through research and trial & error.

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Rotofugi Gallery is located at 1955 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago’s “East Village” neighborhood, immediately next door to Rotofugi Designer Toy Store.

Open Hours
The gallery is always open on Saturdays from Noon until 4pm, and can be opened upon request by asking almost anytime our toy store is open (M-Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12-5pm). If you are making a special trip please call ahead and we will make sure you can gain entry to the gallery.


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Natural Resources

Cleveland, OH
November 6 – December 5, 2009

Bigshot Toyworks & Mike Burnett are pleased to announce “Natural Resources”, a group show featuring over 40 artists customizing Mike’s Neighborwood and Average Joe Schmoe wooden DIY figures.


We are super duper excited for the coming opening of “Natural Resources”, an absolutely amazing group show featuring wooden DIY toys created by Mike Burnett & Bigshot Toyworks, and customized by over 40 artists!

The Shoparooni Annex will be the launch-pad for this amazing traveling show and the opening will also be the retail launch of the “Average Joe Schmoe” DIY wooden figures designed by Cleveland artist Mike Burnett and produced by Bigshot Toyworks.

Come check out some absolutely incredible custom figures by Lola, Chris Ryniak & Amanda Spayd, Mark Nagata, Sean Mahan, Ryan Bubnis, Brian Morris, Mark Frauenfelder, Le Merde, 64 Colors, Julie West, Martin Ontiveros, Mark Murphy, MAD, Jeremiah Ketner, Ken Keirns, and many many more!

The opening party will be Friday, November 6th starting at 7 PM. Some artists will be in attendance.