Fifth Annual Pow! Wow! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement at the Honolulu Museum of Art School

Who doesn’t love Hawaii, but Hawaii with an incredible collection of New Contemporary Art is like paradise in technicolor and for the next few days the fifth annual POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, curated by Thinkspace has the best works for your viewing pleasure.

Now through February 24th at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, the show exhibits some of the best established and emerging artists in the New Contemporary Movement.

To view available works from the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Projects website,  and please reach out to contact@thinkspaceprojects.com to inquire about purchasing a work from this special exhibition.

We are honored to be a sponsor of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii alongside Hawaii Tourism Authority, Montana Cans, Hawaiian Airlines, Modern Honolulu, 47 brands, City Mill, Monster Energy, Olukai, Bank of Hawaii, and 1xRun.

 

POW WOW HAWAII! 2018 RECAP

POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2018 is a wrap and I can’t say mahalo enough to all that make the POW! WOW! machine run so strong. So very honored to be a part of the extended POW! WOW! family and to be able to bring out members of our Thinkspace Family each year makes it all the more special.

Special thanks to Jasper, Kamea, Gress and Amy for being so amazing.

This year we invited out James Bullough (who collaborated with Ricky Watts), Dulk, Icy and Sot, Laurence Vallieres, Sandra Chevrier, Tran Nguyen and Spenser Little. To say we are proud of them and the works they created while on the island would be a vast understatement. Each embraced the POW! WOW! spirit and energy in a big, big way. So happy to have them all a part of our Family and looking forward to big things ahead with each in the coming years.

A big shout out goes to the POW! WOW! Hawaii B-Team squad of Christopher Konecki and Carly Ealey who came out to hang on their own dime and ended up rocking two incredible walls during the fest. The first of which is shared below. They just finished the other in the wee hours of last eve (pic to follow soon). So rad to have them both out on the island!

Until next year, aloha!

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James Bullough with Ricky Watts
Laurence Vallieres
Dulk
Sandra Chevrier
Tran Nguyen
Christopher Konecki with Carly Ealey
Icy and Sot ‘The Fence Between Us’
Icy and Sot ‘The Fence Between Us’
Spenser Little / photo credit Andrew Hosner
Spenser Little / photo credit Andrew Hosner

A Bit of Animated Amy Sol

The animated translation of Amy Sol’s imagination invites us into the world that will be “Bird of Flux.”  We’re anxious to show Sol’s new venture into sculpture, along with a fresh collection of paintings. Join us for the opening reception of   Amy Sol’s Bird of Flux, March 3rd from 6 to 9 pm.

POW WOW HAWAII 2018 – MURALS + INSTALLS IN PROGRESS

Last Friday over two dozen talented New Contemporary artists took to the walls of Kaka’ako for the 5th annual Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. The murals are nearly complete with some intense progress being made.

Here are a few progress shots of a few Thinkspace Projects’ artists.

Tran Nguyen | Instagram

Sandra Chevrier | Instagram 

DULK | Instagram 

James Bullough x Ricky Watts

JB: Instagram RW: Instagram  | Photo by Mark Susuico

Laurence Vallieres | Instagram 

Spenser Little 

Icy & Sot | Instagram 

We can’t wait to see the end results! 🍍 Aloha!🌺

A full map of the Pow Wow Hawaii murals in progress and those from past years, visit this link here. 

The Whirlwind Opening Reception of Van Arno’s “Upright” & Molly Gruninger “Luminescent”

The opening of Van Arno’s “Upright” and Molly Gruninger’s “Luminescent” was a whirlwind night filled with laughter, art legends, costumes, animal friends, and of course great art. At the door stood a friend of Arno’s dressed as a butler showing off the exclusive wooden box set of prints, and throughout the evening the models in Arno’s work dressed in black and adorned with a white rose enjoyed the showing with the packed house of art enthusiasts. The Godfather of the Low Brow movement, Robert Williams, came to show his support for Van Arno along with fellow movement veteran Anthony Ausgang.

In the project room, Molly Gruninger’s “Luminescent” illuminated her understanding and manipulation of light in her flawless oil painting works. The pieces look digitally rendered, but the only digital element in her pieces are the references she uses to then put paint on canvas.

Both exhibitions are on view now through February 24th.

Click here to view available pieces by Van Arno: Upright

Click here to view available pieces by Molly Gruninger: Luminescent