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
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.
A fresh interview with Sandra Chevrier went live on PROHBTD.com yesterday. The Canadian artist exhibited her latest body of work at Thinkspace Gallery this past October for a nearly sold-out show, The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives. Visit PROHBTD’s website for the full interview with Chevrier and view available work by her on the Thinkspace Gallery website.
If a woman facing high expectations were to see your work, what emotions and feelings would you hope she would experience?
Art to me is not only a way of expression, it is a language on its own. I’ve always used it to release my inner demons. I now try to reflect not only my inner vision but find a matter that will speak to a larger audience.
The way I see it, the work demands to be dissected beyond its surface value. The masks that overlay the portraits are quite literally torn between the fantastical heroics and iconography of comic books and the harsher underlying tragedy of oppressed female identity and the exposed superficial illusion therein. Inside the male-dominated world within the Cages, my subjects denounce the role given to the female counterpart therein, refusing to play the part of seducer or victim. Also, the images used within the “cages” range from scenes of conflict, triumph and defeat. It gives focus to the latter, highlighting the fragility of the superhero, their own struggles and weaknesses, exposing the humanity within the superhuman. Society is asking us to become Superheros; we should allow ourselves to be fragile.
Sandra Chevrier’s first mural in the United States can now be spotted in Los Angeles on the corner of Vermont and 25th. The mural was co-produced by Branded Arts and we have some awesome progress shots of Sandra making the mural courtesy of Birdman Photography.
Make sure to stop by Thinkspace Gallery now through November 5th for Sandra Chevrier’s latest exhibition, The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives .
Thank you to everyone that came out last Saturday to support our new solo exhibitions from Sandra Chevrier and Sean Mahan. Their fans came out of the woodwork for the opening and both artists definitely felt the love. So many local artists came by to support too, always cool to see. A big thank you goes out to both Sandra and Sean for creating phenomenal new bodies of work as well.
The exhibitions are on view now until November 5th Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm. To view available works from the artists please visit the links below.
‘The Cages; and the Reading Rooms of their Lives’