Art & Design
Where: In4mation located at 1154 Nu‘uanu Avenue
When: Friday, October 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. during Chinatown’s monthly First Friday event
Admission: Free, all ages
Free Limited Edition Prints Giveaways (stickers, postcards & posters). While Supplies Last.
Make a donation at the Opening Event and Enter for a Chance to Win Original Art by Cornelia Jolitz or One of Two $75 Marvel hardcover Comic packs ( "Thor, Goddess of Thunder"), sponsored by Other Realms.
Winners will be drawn at the end of the Opening show 10/7/16.
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.
“White Dreams” new works by Kamea Hadar
Friday, July 20th, 2012 to August 19th, 2012
Opens Friday, July 20th
Opening: 5pm to 12am
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
As every year, the downtown Block Party will be a blast - although the whole deal of standing in line for hours to 'recycle' your beverages really sucks when you're a lady.
Word of advice: If you absolutely MUST go for the "Irish Car Bombs" (Guinness with a shot of Baileys) drink it fast or not at all. If you leave the mix standing and watch for a few minutes, you'll know what I mean...
Lastly, there are a couple of my shirt designs out and about for Murphy's again this year - check 'em out!
Art in Hawaii
Living in Hawaii is an inspiring experience, both artistically and spiritually.