The DIY custom toy movement puts a more individualistic spin on playthings not really meant to be played with. In the exhibit Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revolution, more than 30 different artists all working in vinyl figures showcase their custom-painted creations. Companies release unpainted versions of their toys, and anyone from kids to hobbyists to established artists can create a one-of-a-kind work, says curator Marie Ung, adding that movement began in Tokyo and Hong Kong in the 90s. I wanted to bring the unbridled creativity of the scene to Houston.
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Among the artists participating in the show are Daniel Anguilu, Rocketboy and Babyvtec. Noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through June 23. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: May 14. Continues through June 23, 2011