Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier

A longtime generator of American counterculture, California has become the landing site for Asian vinyl-toy culture as well. Beyond Ultraman examines the vinyl art toy landscape as seen in the work of seven California artists who reflect that movement, turning art into toys and vice versa. Through originality, wit, flippancy, and brilliance, each artist in the exhibition has elevated the vinyl art toy movement and captured the attention of two audiences: the mainstream art community and the toy community. Featuring the work of Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, David Gonzales, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Brian McCarty, and Mark Nagata, Beyond Ultraman is a collaboration between the PMCA and the Los Angeles Toy, Doll, and Amusements Museum.