Tara McPherson and The Cotton Candy Machine are holding a pop up shop in Kansas City at our parlor! Whether your starting your collection or adding to your existing collection, you won't want to miss this exciting opportunity. So please join us in the parlor to meet Tara McPherson and shop this traveling selection of art prints, rock posters, books, stickers, enamel pins, buttons, postcards and more fun merchandise! This is a free event but please RSVP to help us know how to plan for refreshments.
Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. She explores, through portraiture, the realms of our psychological states via myths, legends, astronomy, physics, nature, love, loss, childhood and good old life experience. Giving us a peek into the complexities of the human psyche through her otherworldly characters.
Tara exhibits her paintings and serigraphs in fine art galleries all over the world. Named the crown princess of poster art by ELLE Magazine, she has created numerous gig posters for rock bands such as Beck, Modest Mouse, and Mastodon. Her array of art also includes a variety of toys with Kidrobot, painted covers for DC Vertigo Comics, advertising illustrations for companies such as Wyden+Kennedy, Publicis, and Bernstein Andrulli. She also taught in the Illustration department at Parsons for 4 years.
She has been featured in The New York Times, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Sony Magazine, Bust, Magnet, Elle, Marie Claire, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Clutter, Spin, MTV, Current TV, CBC Radio, Super7, NY Press, LA Times, PBS, HOW, Step, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Metal Hammer, International Tattoo Art, Seattle Times, LA Weekly, Gothamist, Punk Planet and many more.