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Overtime: Feb 9 – Feb 15

More stories from the week that ended Feb 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Jamian Juliano-Villani’s solo exhibition at Museum Of Contemporary Art Detroit now on view. RIP: Rex Ray, who died at the age of 59 after a long illness. RIP: Tomie Ohtake who died at the age of 101 due to cardiac arrest brought on by pneumonia. Alfred Momaday prints, thought to be stolen, found in New Mexico meth lab. Rudolf Staechelin Family Trust remove 18 loaned masterpieces from Kunstmuseum Basel. […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Etam Cru

One of the more anticipated walls of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) was the one by Etam Cru. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the Polish artists Sainer and Bezt ended up working on a wall which is much smaller than what we’re used to from them. After day and a half of painting and adjusting the colors, they wrapped up another dreamy piece showing a kid in a thick winter jacket eating snow flakes. Bringing a bit of winter spirit to the tropical island was […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: D*Face

Another piece that was among the first ones to be finished and signed at this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) is a new large mural by D*Face. Continuing his series of Roy Lichtenstein inspired works, the British artist created a mural showing a female character crying over the fact that her boyfriend can’t surf. Fully themed around Hawaii’s most famous past time, the image includes several details that reference the island paradise – a flower in girl’s hair that has D*Face’s signature wing symbol, waves, and a snapped […]
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Showing: Kour Pour – “Samsara” @ Depart Foundation

Currently up now until March 7 is Kour Pour’s first solo exhibition, curated by Nicola Ricciardi, in Los Angeles at Depart Foundation. The show includes the artist’s coveted carpet paintings, as well as a wall installation consisting of golden powdered incense. Unlike previous versions of his carpet paintings, which used imagery appropriated from museum and auction catalogs, the artist has created original compositions and juxtaposed them in anachronistic and cross-cultural narratives. These pieces contain images of hunters and gatherers, religious icons and mystical creatures, merchants, lovers […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Natalia Rak

Working on one of the larger walls for this year’s event, Natalia Rak managed to be among the first ones to sign her piece. After three solid days on the cherry picker, the Polish artist rounded up this dreamy piece featuring a female character embraced by an albino tiger. Famous for her play with colors and using over saturated tones, this piece was created using different shades of purple and similar colors. Juxtaposing the sharp outlines of the female characters against the almost over exposed fur of […]
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Mark Dean Veca

Invited in for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) for the first time this year, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) took several days to paint a wall featuring his signature version of “Toile de Jouy” style patterns on Cooke Street in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu. Because of the industrial nature of the area, the work from the Southern California-based artist and other participants in this year’s event are always a welcome addition in beautifying the local environment. Photo credit: @arrestedmotion_sal. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Olek

Currently displayed prominently in front of the Honolulu Museum of Art and sponsored by Anthropologie is the latest evidence of Olek’s crocheting prowess. The iconic outrigger canoe utilized by the Hawaiian people was transformed by the New York-based Polish artist with her signature technique for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here). Head over for a look yourself at the details as well as going inside to check out James Jean’s massive new mural (more on this later). Photo credit: @arrestedmotion_sal. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here. Discuss Olek here.
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Mural Overview (Part I)

At 10am on Monday, Feb 9th, the mural painting part of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 officially begun with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony at the Lana Lane headquarters in Kaka’ako in Honolulu. After the ceremony, the artists picked up their paint and needed equipment and started working on their designated walls. With 100+ international and local artist in attendance, this years event crossed the borders of Kaka’ako district. And while some artists were painting over freshly buffed walls from previous years, the others were creating works at new […]
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Overtime: Feb 2 – Feb 8

More stories from the week that ended Feb 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Israel Lund’s exhibition at The Power Station. RIP: Walter Liedtke, who died at the age of 69 after he was killed in the Metro-North train crash. RIP: Carl Djerassi, who died at 91. He was the inventor of the birth control pill and a avid art collector. Islamic State burns and destroys historic collections on science, culture, poetry and children’s books in Mosul. Several […]
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (Los Angeles)

Tomorrow night (February 7th) in Los Angeles, Aaron Li-Hill will be presenting a new body of work at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Carbon. Focusing this time on his series portraying themes of man versus nature, in particular habitats threatened by the effects of industrialization, he has mirrored the new paintings with an impressive new mural. Take a look at more shots below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.