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
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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“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
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
Jasper Wong – Loft in Space
via Kamea Hadar Press Release
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.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:00PM – 11:00PM
1111 Felipe Avenue
San Jose, CA 95122
$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!
1nspiration Is Free
Crossroads Trading Company (Blossom Hill)
Flora + Fauna
Marvin King | MKP| UGLIETV
Petals and Peacocks
South East Beast
The Imaginary Zebra
With Love, Made From Hate
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.