Over the weekend, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked off the festivities with a show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, something they have done for the last two years before this (see 2015 & 2014). As in the past, artists were asked to contribute works that conform to a certain format, leading to a visually congruent and display of artworks. In addition, an installation from Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) could be seen on one wall, documenting the first major American military presence in Hawaii.
Other participating artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, Buff Monster, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Cryptik, Cyrcle., Daniel Bilodeau, Derek Gores, Drew Young, Dulk, Drew Leshko,Edwin Ushiro, Ekundayo, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Esao Andrews, Faith47, Felipe Pantone, Fintan Magee, Francesco Lo Castro, Frank Gonzales, Fumi Nakamura, Gaia, Germs, Greg Mike, Haroshi, Henrik Aa. Uldalen, Hilary White, Huemank, Hula, Icy and Sot, Isaac Cordal, Jacub Gagnon (seen above), Jaime Molina (aka Cuttyup), James Marshall (aka Dalek), Jana & JS, Jeremy Hush, Jim Houser, Joel Daniel Phillips, Kamea Hadar, Kari-Lise Alexander, Kelly Vivanco, Ken Flewellyn, KiSung Koh, Kojiro Takakuwa, Kozyndan, Kukula, Kyle Stewart, Lauren YS, Low Bros, Luke O’Sullivan, Marco Mazzoni, Mario Belem, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Warren Jacques, Martin Whatson, Meggs, Nevercrew, Nosego, Okuda, Onur, Ozabu, Peter Adamyan, Ratur, Reka, Ricky Lee Gordon (aka Freddy Sam), Risk, Robbie Conal, Sarah Joncas, Sckaro, Scott Listfield, Sean Mahan, Sean Newport, Sean Norvet, Sepe, Seth Armstrong, Sheryo, Slick, Slinkachu, Snik, Stephanie Buer, Stinkfish, Tatiana Suarez, Telmo Miel, Tony Philippou, Tran Nguyen, Troy Lovegates (aka Other), Usugrow, Wes21, Woes, X-O, Yok, Yosuke Ueno, and Zio Ziegler. You can see each individual work here.