This Saturday night, from 7-10pm is the opening reception for Gary Baseman’s new art show “For the Love of Toby” at Billy Shire Fine Arts (5790 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232). The show’s novelty stems from the fact that the over seventy pieces of art–wood panel paintings, plush sculpture, vintage photographs and ephemera–are all character-driven. They revolve around Baseman’s creation, Toby, a surreal Fleischer-esque animal who will be instantly familiar to fans of Gary’s work. What’s next…a Toby animated cartoon…perhaps his time has come. A preview of the show can be found at HEAD MAGAZINE.