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Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai Murals @ Worcester Museum (Part II)

After sharing some in-progress shots of the murals going up at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts in association with the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine), we now have a look at the finished walls. Audrey Kawasaki took the high road painting one of her beauties on the second floor balcony of the Lancaster Lobby while Mari Inukai went underneath her, also making a play on the Japanese-themed exhibition with her imagery. To the side, Andrew Hem’s large piece looks down on visitors as they admire his choice of […]

Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai Murals @ Worcester Museum (Part I)

With the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine) at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts now open to the public, the artists invited to paint murals for the exhibition were able to start their efforts last week. One of the artists invited, Andrew Hem, has created large scale public art in the past, but the other two, Audrey Kawasaki and Mari Inukai were not as experienced with mural painting. Judging from these photos, the two ladies more than held their own. Photos credit: Worcester Museum. […]

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, […]

Openings: “20 Pieces of Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

A while back, before the current Post It 8 show (covered) that has taken over the walls of Giant Robot 2, a special show was put on at the gallery entitled 20 Pieces of Dreams. The group exhibition was curated by Mari Inukai and was meant to be in celebration of her daughter Sena’s 20th birthday, a coming of age event in Japanese culture. Included artists were many of Mari’s friends like Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg, Tessar […]

Preview: “20 Pieces of Dreams” @ Giant Robot 2

Tomorrow night (October 27), Giant Robot 2 in West LA will be celebrating Mari Inukai’s daughter Sena’s birthday with a exhibition from Mari and her friends. Besides something from mother and daughter, works from Amy Sol (below), Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro (below), Elizabeth Ito, Fumi Omori, Katsuya Terada, Kent Williams, Sean Chao, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Tessar Lo, and Yoskay Yamamoto will also be on display.

Openings: “In the Wake of Dreams” @ Thinkspace

On Saturday night, the highly anticipated In the Wake of Dreams opened at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Featuring the collective talents of Audrey Kawasaki, Amy Sol, Stella Im Hultberg, and Mari Inukai, the group show sees the artists and friends four years out from their 2007 Four Dreams show in Portland. The new work showed a maturity and complexity that has developed over the years with Audrey exploring patterns and textures, Amy continuing to put a larger focus on her human characters, Stella also […]

Preview: “In the Wake of Dreams” @ Thinkspace

It’s been four years since these four artists first exhibited together at the Compound Gallery in a show entitled Four Dreams. This Saturday night, October 8th (5-8 pm), at Thinkspace, Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and Amy Sol reunite for In the Wake of Dreams as each artist reflects back on the progress they have made in their painting technique and composition since that group show in Portland long ago. AM has for you an exclusive first look at the print set that will […]

Teaser: “In the Wake of Dreams” @ Thinkspace

Coming up next month at Thinkspace will be a reunion group show entitled In the Wake of Dreams featuring the work of Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and Amy Sol. The four artists have come a long way since their Four Dreams exhibition together in 2007 at the Compound Gallery in Portland. The opening is October 8th, so don’t miss the chance to see how these ladies of progressed as well as picking up a special print set that will be released that […]

Openings: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Group Show

Last night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Sanrio opened the doors to a tremendous 50th Anniversary celebration featuring carnival games, costumed characters, special food booths, limited edition event products from the company, and of course – a themed art group show (curated by JAPAN LA). Taking a cue from their Hello Kitty 35th birthday celebration last year (covered), the Japanese company chose a venue that could better accommodate the fanaticism that some have come associate with the brand’s ubiquitous kawaii characters. Although we […]

Openings: “Love Conquers All” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night, AM stopped by the “Love Conquers All” show in Culver City at the Thinkspace Gallery. The exhibition’s concept was based on the struggle of the gay community for equality with part of the proceeds were donated to Equality California. Things don’t always turn out well for themed group shows, but this time, many of the artists were able to maintain their signature imagery yet at the same time subtly produce relevant works. More images from the opening after the jump…
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