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POW! WOW! ’15 / Openings: 1xRun Print Exhibition

On the 10th of February at 6pm, 1xRun.com opened the doors to their 3rd annual POW! WOW! Hawaii print show at the Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako hand in hand with Pangeaseed’s presentation of their Sea Walls releases. Offering rare copies of recent releases by POW! WOW! Hawaii participating artists, as well as an exclusive print release by James Jean, this event attracted huge crowd that started lining up hours before the opening. The visitors had a chance to see in person 30+ prints released exclusive for this event, as well […]

Recap: Saner – “Primitivo” @ Jonathan Levine gallery

On February 7th, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery closed their month long solo debut by street artist Saner. Titled Primitivo, the show included a whole new body of work created especially for this occassion, all strongly influenced by rich culture of his homeland. The theme the Mexican artist was exploring was the question whether modern man is really more advanced and civilized than the ancient, primitive man. From recent mass dissappearance and executions of students in his home country, to global food shortage and tensed political situation, […]

Showing: Taylor McKimens – “2008-2015 Commissions By Bright Lyons”

Taylor McKimens recently closed a solo show in his hometown, exhibiting works commissioned by his friend Bright Lyons. The collection of paintings shown at the popup location in Chelsea includes works that were created during and in between his shows and projects in Europe and stateside during the last 7 years. Ranging from small works on paper to large canvases, the pieces presents the New York-based artist’s recognizable line work as well as witty and unusual play with colors and different painting techniques. Ranging from very illustrative to almost […]

Releases: VNA #29 (LA)

VNA Magazine just announced the release info about their newest issue #29. With Cleon Petersen as their cover artist, they picked his hometown of LA to celebrate the launch. The event will be held at Subliminal Projects, this Valentines Day, Saturday Feb. 14th, between 6-9pm. This issue features an extensive report on Peterson and his violently bacchanalian work that echoes the brutality he sees in society. Other articles include a look into work of legendary street photographer, Ricky Powell and the co-founder of Alife clothing turned book designer, Tony Arcabascio, a peek at the nature-loving Jessica Albarn […]

POW! WOW! ’15 / Previews: 1xRun Print Exhibition

Along with mural painting that started off today and a museum show with Thinkspace Gallery (covered), one of the central events of POW! WOW! Hawaii is the print exhibition organized in collaboration with 1xRun.com. For their 3rd annual show they scheduled 30+ limited edition print releases featuring most of the artists from this year POW! WOW! roster, which will be exhibiting at the Fresh Cafe in Kaka’ako. The releases started online daily at 1xRun.com on the 4th of February, and will continue until the end of the […]

Showing: Titus Kaphar – “Drawing The Blinds” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

Jack Shainman Gallery is currently showing a two part solo debut with the gallery, by recognized Titus Kaphar. Drawing The Blinds is a survey of new, mostly large size paintings that are painted and than manipulated with American artist’s recognizable interventions. Through his process, the artist is moving his seemingly classical oils to a sculptural and conceptual sphere. By cutting out characters or parts of the paintings, slicing or shredding the canvas, using it as a curtain to cover or show another image, he is showing […]

POW! WOW! ’15 / Openings: Thinkspace – “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum Of Art School

Last night, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked things off with a group show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School (111 Victoria Street). Entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, the exhibition featured an impressive and diverse roster or artists, each contributing a 12 x 12″ piece. Participants include: 123Klan, Aaron Horkey, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amanda Lynn, Anders Gjennestag, Andrew Schoultz, Angry Woebots, Ariel DeAndrea, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Brian Mashburn, Carl Cashman, Case, Casey Weldon, Chad Hasegawa, Chie Yoshii, Christine Wu, […]

Showing: Jiri Georg Dokoupil – “New Paintings” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

Paul Kasmin Gallery is currently showing a series of new paintings by Jiri Georg Dokoupil with his first NYC solo show in two decades. Consisting of large scale works from his Soap Bubble Paintings series, this installation is represents his ongoing experimentation with non-traditional mediums and chemical processes. The Czech-born artist started producing these kind of works back in the 90s, after mixing a color pigment and soap. After years of perfecting his technique, the result are striking works that freeze the moment and capture […]

Studio Visit / Interviews: Sandra Chevrier

With Sandra Chevrier’s schedule for 2015 fully packed with group shows everywhere from POW! WOW! in Hawaii to Castor Gallery in NYC, art fair showings, and finally a big solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we thought we would catch up with Montreal-based artist. We had a peek inside her studio, talked about her distinctive technique and its origin, meaning behind her work, her past, present and future, and learnt about how women are superheroes of everyday life. Arrested Motion (AM): What influences your work? Sandra Chevrier […]

Upcoming: Os Gemeos @ Museu Casa do Pontal

On Saturday, the 31st of January, Museu Casa do Pontal will be inaugurating new work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Created exclusively for this institution, the twins’ first permanent installation will be entitled The Bunker. The activities will begin in the afternoon at the Municipal Theatre, in Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, with an open conversation with artists Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo, mediated by curators Paul Portela and Angela Mascelani, followed by the installation reveal and a live concert by Siba. The work created for the museum is focused on honoring Brazilian folk art and the […]