POW! WOW! Antelope Valley Map to Murals

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If you’ve been following our Snapchat and Instagram account, you’re well aware of how hard the artists and we’ve been working towards this weekend’s opening of “The New Vanguard” at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Opening in tandem with this year’s POW! WOW! Antelope Valley, the murals around town are as captivating as the work inside the museum walls.

Click the link below for a printable map of all the POW! WOW! Antelope Valley mural locations and we’ll see you this weekend!

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Yoskay Yamamoto (@yoskayyamamoto) at work on his mural for POW! WOW! Antelope Valley in Lancaster, CA. • Mural fest will run through August 14 and coincides with #TheNewVanguard exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the MOAH that opens to the public this Saturday, August 13 with a big block party from 4-8PM, that will also serve as the culmination of POW! WOW! and a great chance for all to check out the completed murals around town. • @thinkspace_art is proud to be a sponsor alongside @rvca @montanacans @montanacans_usa @flexfit @1xrun @monsterenergy @moahlancaster @powwowworldwide @spratx • #powwowav #powwowworldwide #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily #moahlancaster #wip #mural #YoskayYamamoto // pic by @halopigg

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Andrew Schoultz (@aschoultz) showing off in front of his complete mural for POW! WOW! Antelope Valley in Lancaster, CA. • Mural fest will run through August 14 and coincides with #TheNewVanguard exhibition curated by Thinkspace at the MOAH that opens to the public on Saturday, August 13 with a big block party from 4-8PM, that will also serve as the culmination of POW! WOW! and a great chance for all to check out the completed murals around town. • @thinkspace_art is proud to be a sponsor alongside @rvca @montanacans @montanacans_usa @flexfit @1xrun @monsterenergy @moahlancaster @powwowworldwide @spratx • #powwowav #powwowworldwide #thinkspacegallery #thinkspacefamily #moahlancaster #mural #andrewschoultz // photo by @halopigg

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POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016 Around The Corner

The following is pulled from POW! WOW!’s blog discussing Pow! Wow! Long Beach. The Long Beach Museum of Art is already starting to be transformed by the installation artist, and you can get a peak of it on Thinkspace Gallery’s snapchat, username: thinkspace_art. We hope you’re just as excited for this year’s Pow! Wow! Long Beach as we are! 

All photos by Brian Addison.

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Tristan Eaton painting his mural on the Varden Hotel.

Pow! Wow! Long Beach returns this year with a new assortment of artists to paint the walls of Long Beach in the name of spectacular, free art that is accessible by the public and ephemeral in the hands of time.

Six years ago in the warehouse-filled Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, a young Jasper Wong saw an incredible opportunity to create a spectacle that harkened more to the power of humans rather than the excessiveness of human partying.

Coachella he was not seeking. EDC? Absolutely not. He was creating what would soon become a phenomenon that the art world could not ignore. This is Pow! Wow!—and last year, the famed art collective made its first stamp on Long Beach.

Eschewing hipster antics—those popularity-contest-driven events where the partying is slowly eclipsing the art—Wong wanted to bring together his beyond cool friends as “an excuse to make an area better with art.”

We are talking talented street artists that are beyond respected in their own right, from James Jean to Ekundayo, Wu Yue to Will Barras. The result of his “excuse”? Massive mural after mural that has now created a public, outdoor collection of the some of the world’s finest street art, with some walls oftentimes altering year after year. Last year’s Pow! Wow! in Hawaii? It brought over 100 artists the U.K., Germany, Egypt, Israel, Mexico, Lithuania, and the States.

And last year’s event in Long Beach? It turned, in the words of some, DTLB into one of SoCal’s finest outdoor museums, etching names James Jean, Tristan Eaton, Nychos, Cryptic, Fafi, Low Bros, Jeff Soto and more to the streets of Long Beach. On walls. For the public to explore.

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Assistants help create Fafi’s piece on 4th between Elm and Linden; it has since been removed and is stored at interTrend Communications.

“Every year, every time, we tell ourselves that we are gonna scale it a bit back—y’know, it’s not easy managing all these artists taking on all these massive walls“ Wong said. “But each year we grew substantially—including to other cities [such as Taiwan, Singapore, and D.C.] has become a different kind of beast altogether.”

The ultimate point of Pow! Wow! is simple: create a global artist collective that seeks to alter the public landscape by providing the world’s leading street artists the largest canvases possible—the walls of buildings—while bringing together creative spirits in a way that is otherwise not possible. It has additionally brought forward musicians, photographers, and videographers to bring their own artistic flair to the event as it has expanded over the years.

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This year’s dais includes a plethora of the world’s finest street, graphic, and traditional artists (including Long Beach’s own Yoskay Yamamoto and David Van Patten as well as Long Beach-connected Andrew Hem) and, more impressively, a wonderful array of women and duos.

Aaron Li-Hill: This Toronto native was raised in California but lives in New York and has ancestry in China—making his art one that is culturally captivating and wonderfully hypnotic. Li-Hill has an obsessed with “arresting motion,” where birds are halted mid-flight and creatures stare directly into your eyes.

Brendan Monroe: Monroe hails from Oakland and he isn’t just a painter… Sculptor, illustrator, and husband, Monroe’s interpretations of the world are rooted in science then executed through painting and sculpting.

Andrew Hem: The child of Cambodian immigrants, Hem is no stranger to Long Beach—or the horrors that his parents experienced under the Khmer Rouge. His works are somber, their temperatures cool—as if Hem’s environments are perpetually viewed through a blue lens—and incredibly engaging.

Cinta Vidal Agulló: Based in Barcelona, her work plays with geometry and architecture in a way reminiscent of M.C. Escher but with a colorful and playful quality that makes her definitively unique.

David Van Patten: This famed Long Beach artist’s work is prolific. He demonstrates visuals ranging from dreamlike absurdism, psychedelic surrealism, childlike-storybook simplicity, ethical fables, to disturbingly dark humor—and you can find his work on everything from album covers to cider bottles to art galleries.

DEFER: One of LA’s most respected graffiti artists since the 1980s. Leading the way for future writers, DEFER’s letter-forms create beautifully complex, pattern-like expanses where street meets fine art.

Edwin Ushiro: This Maui-born, California-raised artist attended the Art Center College of Design and attained a BFA in Illustration. His work, almost always revolving around hypnotic female figures, bounces between graphic-like design and the images of Hawaiian charm and color.

Ernest Zacharevic: Zacharevic is that artist where medium comes into question, where his work provokes not just philosophical questions about the state of the world but basic art questions like, “Is that a painting or a sculpture?” Whether its a barrel of monkeys (with a physical barrel embedded into the wall of the mural) or two children racing in shopping carts (where, once again, physical shopping carts are embedded into the wall), Zacharevic is as humorous as he is challenging.

Felipe Pantone: Straddling the line between graphical and hand-drawn, typography and graffiti, Felipe’s work “draws on our concerns of the digital age and the speed at which technology is developing, like looking several light years ahead into the future and discovering a new language in which to communicate.”

Gail Werner: Werner’s work reflects the landscape and cultural imagery related to her Native American background. Her tribal affiliation is with the Cupeño, Luiseño, and Kumeyaay tribes located in southern California. Many of the elements found in her work such as color, light, and plant and animal life are influenced by the southern California desert and mountain landscape.

HITOTZUKI: The collaborative name of husband’n’wife team Kami and Sasu, where Kami’s free-flow wavey composition is juxtaposed (and incorporated into) Sasu’s eerily perfected geometric shapes.

Hula: This Hawaii-grown artist is now based in New York. Self-taught, he travels the world creating paintings which capture the emotions and interactions between the figures and their environment. With each piece, Hula merges his backgrounds in both street and fine art.

Jaime Molina: Molina is an artist based in Denver, Colorado. He makes mixed-media paintings, sculptures and murals that often display a folk art influence. This artist is a multi-talented professional whose aesthetic is well-defined and evokes a ruminative yet dynamic atmosphere.

Kaplan Bunce: Artist, wood-maker and the 2015 President of the Kaua’i Powwow Council in Kauai. Boom.

KASHINK: Following in the footsteps of Fafi, the other French street artist who appeared in last year’s event in Long Beach, KASHINK paints huge four eyed characters (all male, usually hairy’n’fat), with thick lines, vivid colors, in a very distinctive style–all while wearing a fake mustache.

OG Slick: Slick is one of the most respected street artists on the West, from the streets of Honolulu to Los Angeles since the mid 1980s. And we’re not just talking graffiti; we’re talking murals, sneaker design, typography, video games…

OG23: Combining nearly a decades worth of painting experience, Melbourne artist OG23, is finally dipping his paint covered feet into the professional art world. Fusing precise visual connections, a multifaceted colour palette and design heavy aesthetics, OG23’s work welds an array of influences to produce a body of work, completely of his own.

Pantónio: Hailing from the Azores Islands of Portugal, he describes his work as “the intuitive drawing movement and fluidity between elements.” Animals, interweaving elements, and high contrasts define his aesthetic.

Sarah Joncas: This Canadian artist has garnered a name for herself by skipping animation (where she started) and joining the forces of the fine arts, creating images that harness the power of femininity and street smarts.

Sket One: Sket is no stranger to Long Beach; you can find murals of his in both the East Village in DTLB and on the front-facing wall of Fine Feathers Kombucha Co. along Long Beach Blvd. at 23rd. Playful, clean, and distinct, his obsessed with toys and fantasies always comes to life in his murals.

Telmo Miel: Netherlanders Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann are the duo behind Telmo Miel, both of whom create realistic, giant murals with nothing but spray paint. Whether its blow-up pink flamingos or beautiful children, Telmo Miel’s mass-scale murals are captivating.

Yoskay Yamamoto: This Japanese-turned-Long Beach native ventured to the US at the age of 15, teaching himself the art of illustration while falling for the urban life of the West Coast. Call his work Japanese American urban pop art.

For more information, visit www.powwowlongbeach.com

All photos and copy are ©2016 Downtown Long Beach Associates unless otherwise stated. For inquiries regarding use of photos or copy, email info@dlba.org

POW! WOW! HAWAII 2016 RECAP VIDEO

Thinkspace has been working with POW!WOW! Hawaii for the last few years curating the exhibition at The Honolulu Museum of Art School that runs concurrently with the event. POW! WOW! Hawaii’s beautiful video recaps the energy and spirit of POW! WOW! interviewing a few of the artists and the various murals in time-lapse. Spotted in the video are Thinkspace Family artists, Ekundayo and Audrey Kawasaki.

Keep your eyes out for our upcoming collaborations with POW! WOW! at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in August and the Long Beach Museum of Art next month.

The New Vangaurd at MOAH

The New Vangaurd

Thinkspace x Lancaster Museum of Art and History present ‘The New Vanguard’

On view August 13th – October 30th, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13th at MOAH

Murals and installations in the museum:
Alex Yanes
Bumblebeelovesyou
Meggs

In the ‘Vault Gallery’:
‘Once An Astronaut’ from Scott Listfield

‘The New Vanguard’ in the ‘South Gallery’ – curated by Thinkspace:

Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amandalynn
Amy Sol
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
Brian Viveros
C215
Carl Cashman
Casey Weldon
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Felipe Pantone
Fernando Chamarelli
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jacub Gagnon
Jaime Molina
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One)
Jeremy Hush
Joel Daniel Phillips
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Low Bros
Lunar New Year
Mando Marie
Marco Mazzoni
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Warren Jacques
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matthew Grabelsky
Meggs
Mike Egan
Nosego
Pam Glew
Ricky Lee Gordon
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Tony Philipppou
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Taking place in tandem with ‘POW! WOW! Antelope Valley’ featuring:
Amandalynn
Andrew Schoultz
Bumblebeelovesyou
David Flores
Hueman
Julius Eastman
Kris Holladay
Mando Marie
Mark Dean Veca
Meggs
Michael Jones

For tickets and more, please check out www.lancastermoah.org

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Pow! Wow! Hawaii FOMO

Are you experiencing Pow! Wow! Hawaii FOMO? Well, this collection of shorts won’t curb the fear of missing out, but possibly allow you to momentarily pretend like you’re enjoying the island life with some of the best artist in the new contemporary art movement.

The 3rd annual ‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’
As part of POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2016 (Feb. 7th – Feb. 13th)

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7th 6-10PM
On view through February 15th

Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
*Across the street from the main museum

Coming up this weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art School will be the ‘3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement’ as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai’i mural event.

For the third iteration of Thinkspace’s special exhibition for POW! WOW! Hawai’i, we have curated the largest survey of the New Contemporary Art Movement to ever take place in Hawaii (or just about anywhere else for that matter).

This special exhibition will feature over 120 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via the internet, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner

 

A Peak into Pow! Wow! Hawaii from Hypebeast

Hypebeast Pow Wow Hawaii

We are excited to share Hypebeast has posted about the third annual POW! WOW! Hawaii x Thinkspace Gallery exhibition at the Honolulu Museum Art School. Visit Hypebeast’s website to view a peak into the show and if you’re in Honolulu make sure to stop by the museum before February 15th.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people” said Hosner.

Opening This Weekend – The 3rd annual ‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’

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The 3rd annual ‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’

As part of POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2016 (Feb. 7th – Feb. 13th)

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 7th 6-10PM
On view through February 15th

Taking place at:

Honolulu Museum of Art School
111 Victoria Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
*Across the street from the main museum

Coming up this weekend at the Honolulu Museum of Art School will be the ‘3rd Annual Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement’ as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai’i mural event.

For the third iteration of Thinkspace’s special exhibition for POW! WOW! Hawaii, we have curated the largest survey of the New Contemporary Art Movement to ever take place in Hawaii (or just about anywhere else for that matter).

This special exhibition will feature over 120 local and international artists curated by Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace. The massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via the internet, handpicked by one of the scene’s most prolific galleries.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,”Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner

Featured installation from Aaron Li-Hill alongside 16×20” (40x50cm) works from:

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Aaron Li-Hill
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
Hueman
Hula
Icy and Sot
Isaac Cordal
Jacub Gagnon
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
Shai Dahan
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
Zio Ziegler

For all the latest on the mural festival and surrounding events, please check:

www.powwowhawaii.com

Tons of sneak peeks and early looks have been shared on our Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook.