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Bottleneck Gallery to host “I Can’t Stop The Monster I Created” Exhibition By Aaron “Retrobrand” Moreno

Monday, September 2, 2019 | News

2014 Designer Toy Awards-Break Through Artist

This September, New York City’s Bottleneck Gallery will be host to a truly monstrous exhibition. Artist Aaron “Retrobrand” Moreno, who is known for his wildly successful 70’s and 80’s designer toys and softy vinyl sculptures, will release his creations in I CAN’T STOP THE MONSTER I CREATED. Taking place at Bottleneck Gallery, in Brooklyn, New York, the award winning Moreno will reveal his newly painted/modified creations made specifically for his first solo gallery exhibition. The exhibition will also include many “raw” or unpainted versions of the monster known simply as “MEATS”.  

Original MEATS design and paint

Here is an exclusive first look at one of the designs you will see at the exhibition (which was inspired by Japan’s MA-Ba Zombie toy line).

Also making its debut is a 154-page retrospective art book entitled “MEATS by Retrobrand” and published from CoART Publications. This book will mainly comprise of photographs by Bryan Sargent, specifically-commissioned for this release. The publication will feature a full-colour visual essay of all hand-painted/modified MEATS which were rendered from the first figure released in 2015 until mid-2018.

Photos: Bryan Sargent, © 2019 CoART Publications, a division of CoART Media, LLC

Photo: Bryan Sargent, © 2019 CoART Publications, a division of CoART Media, LLC

All works will be sold on a first come, first served basis (with an initial limit of one piece and book per person), The “I CAN’T STOP THE MONSTER I CREATED” Moreno exhibition, hosted by Bottleneck Gallery, is free to attend. So if in the New York area, be sure to drop by at 60 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 6-9 pm. Horror fun, designer toys, books, and you get to meet one of today’s most notable designer toy artists in Aaron “Retrobrand” Moreno. Be there or you’ll be dead MEATS!
For more information on Aaron “Retrobrand” Moreno, or Bottleneck Gallery, please refer to each individual website and Social media accounts.

Aaron “Retroband” Moreno Website
Aaron “Retroband” Moreno Instagram
Aaron “Retrobrand” Moreno Twitter

Bottleneck Gallery Website
Bottleneck Gallery Instagram
Bottleneck Gallery Twitter

Chris Hammond
The Curator of the Creepy collectibles. I've been an avid horror fan for over 3 decades. Meeting and writing about some of the finest artists from all over the world is a pure joy. I've written for multiple websites on the art and collectible front. The horror bug that lives inside me is well cared for and has been going strong since I watched my first introduction to horror through a grainy VHS copy of John Carpenter's 1978 classic film Halloween.