Friday, February 19, 2010

pick up your toys:

alibi v.19 no.7 | february 18 - 24, 2010

the art of play

Not Teeth just want to be loved.
Not Teeth just want to be loved.
On Albuquerque’s north side, in a dimly lit studio choked with cigarette smoke, Jonathan Perea leans over a cluttered work desk and pours resin into a mold. In 20 minutes, he cracks the mold open, and a naked figurine emerges: Another Not Tooth is born. Part playthings, part artworks, these Not Teeth, customizable and “ready for your imagination,” are Perea’s contribution to the strange and adorable world of art toys.