The entire video is about 16 minutes, and he runs through about 70 slides, the video is in it's entirety, but in two parts. This took place at the opening of: Bruised, Beaten and Blackened at GR2 February 14 - March 11, 2009 Reception: Saturday, February 14, 6:30 -10:00 GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 Giant Robot is proud to present Bruised, Beaten and Blackened by Mike "Le Merde" Kelly at GR2. Le Merde has gained a rabid following in the limited-edition figure scene with his molten and oozing but cute style. Often lost in the shadows of his sculptural work are the Portland artist's equally colorful paintings, which also reference a loving appreciation of underground comix, Japanese horror manga, and rock 'n' roll. This show, the artist explains, is all about his characters mixing it up. "My world of characters is mostly in two camps: fans of the band ZEU and fans of the band MISTY FOG. They take loyalty to the deep end, and the show is about these guys working out their thoughts and opinions through the art of taking it outside." The manly arts of heavy metal and fighting are celebrated in more than 30 one-off figures and 6-7 paintings of different sizes and media.