Tagged: art

“FRACTIONS” new works by Sam Rodriguez

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Sam Rodriguez continues his ongoing series of work involving questions and ideas about identity in style and culture. This time the work involves more “fractioning” as Rodriguez calls it. His painted dissections of the human face are intended to further emphasize and explore the idea of people as walking “melting pots”. Although the obvious subject to read in the work is ethnicity, he wishes to speak to the broader topic of visual identity, which may include one’s own style or perception. The work playfully juxtaposes several visual cues that we use in order to process information about people we see. Rodriguez views these portraits as somewhat anthropological in that they are studies of people’s visual mix.

ABOUT SAM RODRIGUEZ

Sam Rodriguez is an emerging artist who works in various mediums including graphic design, walls, paintings and drawing. From 2005-2007 Samuel Rodriguez worked with artist Mel Chin on a permanent installation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in San Jose, CA. More recently he has completed two additional permanent public art fixtures, one for the Los Angeles County Metro Authority at Jefferson Station, and the tother for another library in San Jose’s Solari Branch. His work has been exhibited at Anno Domini, Oakland Museum of Art (group exhibit), Known Gallery (group exhibit), and Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA). Rodriguez was self-taught for a number of years until he later received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. The artist currently resides and works in San Jose, CA.

Rodriguez is a people-watcher who usually finds interest in everyone’s unique blend and character. His work integrates elements of life expressions, and. His goal is to retell life moments through a mix of figurative and abstract painting.

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Contact

Jasper Wong – Loft in Space e: jasper@loftinspacehi.com p: 1.808.223.7462

“White Dreams” by Kamea Hadar

“WHITE DREAMS” new works by Kamea Hadar

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

White Dreams deals with themes of sex, love, death and the human condition. Similar to a dream, the work hints at reality but aims to move away from a strict literal representation. The dream-like portraits are stripped of unneeded components, leaving only essential human forms and negative space. Hints of Kamea Hadar’s Israeli and Hawaii background can be seen in both painted imagery and materials like Koa, a wood traditionally used within Hawaiian culture. The wood not only gives a natural and live quality, but also adds another dimension with its uniquely vibrant and three-dimensional grain. The twenty foot tall chandelier-like centerpiece takes this a step further and allows the audience a chance to interact with the work by climbing a staircase towards its central window. These interactions along with striking images, raw human emotions, and room for interpretation allow the audience to connect with the portraits and truly experience the work.

ABOUT KAMEA HADAR

Kamea Hadar grew up in the worlds of his Japanese/Korean mother and Israeli father. He began studying drawing and painting from a young age. As a child he took classes at the Honolulu Art Academy and University of Hawaii; and spent periods living, studying and creating at the Sorbonne in Paris, University of St. Louis in Madrid and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. He currently resides in Honolulu, HI and is the youngest board member of the Hawaii Arts Alliance and one of the lead directors of Pow Wow Hawaii. His work has evolved over the years from his very traditionally schooled oil on canvas photo-realism to more surreal portraits that experiment with negative space, strip down their subjects to their purest forms, and aim to communicate more with less.

http://www.kameahadar.com . @kameahadar

EXHIBITION DETAILS

The opening night of “White Dreams” will take place on Friday, July 20th, 2012 at Loft in Space. The opening goes from 5:00pm to 12:00am. Show runs till August 19th, 2012. (details below).

“White Dreams” new works by Kamea Hadar

Friday, July 20th, 2012 to August 19th, 2012
Opens Friday, July 20th
Public Opening: 5:00pm to 12:00am

831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
website: http://www.loftinspacehi.com

Contact
Jasper Wong – Loft in Space
e: jasper@loftinspacehi.com
p: 1.808.223.7462

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via Kamea Hadar Press Release

Recap of F.A.M.E. SS 2012: The Masquerade

If you didn’t know already, we were at F.A.M.E. SS 2012 this past Saturday night in San Jose. It was a great event with tons of entertainment, vendors, and people. We also got to try the brand new Dough Truck! Here are some pictures to fill you in.

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Tomorrow — F.A.M.E. — Fashion Art Music Exhibition

F.A.M.E. : Young & Reckless Postcard

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F.A.M.E. is a bi-annual event that brings together the aesthetic elements of streetwear culture. It strives to collectively gather fashion, art and music to exhibit the work of passionate artists of every caliber and every medium. F.A.M.E. offers a space for those hustling day in and day out to exhibit their contributions to the streetwear life.

F.A.M.E. : Young & Reckless not only shares this unique experience with the general public but also the opportunity to take home a piece of it.

DATE
Saturday, September 17, 2011

TIME
7:00PM – 11:00PM

LOCATION
1111 Felipe Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122

ADMISSION
$9.00 Presale (Ends 09.16.11 at 7:00PM)
$12.00 At the door

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the FutureArtsNow!

HOSTS
Dem One

DESIGNERS
Eufia by Kathryn Guinto
Gold&Thread by Hagen Valencia
Intwined
Kitami Ropa styled by Tara Kitami
With Love, Made From Hate

FASHION
1nspiration Is Free
Booger Kids
Breezy Excursion
City League
Clout
Crossroads Trading Company (Blossom Hill)
Cukui
Fiftyseven-Thirtythree
Flora + Fauna
Fully Laced
HippoEsthetics
Homegrown Blends
Inner Circle
Intwined
Kitami Ropa
Marvin King | MKP| UGLIETV
Mighty Thredz
Mint
Petals and Peacocks
Pops Fabrication
Prep Jerks
PUZL Clothing
RideSFO
South East Beast
Suhreal
Superb
The Goods
The Imaginary Zebra
Unbound Vision
Unscripted
Vintage Decay
With Love, Made From Hate

ART
Abel G
AD Avila of After Dark {Live Screen Printing}
Armo
Michael Borja
Nick Giannini
Horitaka’s State of Grace
Wädl

MUSIC
Dennis Infante
DJ Quantum
DJ Snare
Hopie
J.A.C

FOOD & BEVERAGE
MoGo BBQ
Smoregasbord
Soulnese
Temple Bar & Lounge
Treatbot

FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME
Bow Tie Tying Contest Sponsored by Intwined
Malakas Motorsports
Zero Gravity Photo Booth by Sir Mark Sebastian

NOTICE TO GUESTS
There will be filming/photography occurring at this event. By entering, you agree that your image may appear in print, TV, Internet or motion pictures.