Art & Design
"The Hawai'i Forgiveness Project seeks to make forgiveness a real, living experience in our State, a skill that we exercise in our daily lives. One way to do that is through the arts, a universal language that all can experience, regardless of our background.
That's why we started these Forgiveness Arts Awards. We'll share these images and poetry with the public and the press on Forgiveness Day, and after that with the whole world on the pages of this website.
The quality and diversity of the artistic community in Hawai'i is extraordinary; though we are small, we produce an astonishing diversity of artistic expression covering the full range of ancient to modern, abstract to literal, intimate to universal, natural to techno...we hope the entries for these Awards will reflect the depth of our precious Ohana."
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
2. Take self-inventory - the pros and cons
Some people make lists or resumes, others do a mental break-down, but the basic idea is the same: Take a general look at yourself and your abilities, for example your latest projects and acomplishments, the skill set you have developed and the tools and techniques you are currently using.
When listing your draw-backs, be specific. When looking at past projects, which aspects were the most difficult or problematic? What was the most daunting challenge, perhaps there were jobs you declined? Maybe you lack the confidence in your drawing, technial skill or tool set?
The possible list of small kinks in the daily routine of an artist are too long to admit, sometimes. If you have trouble with this step you can ask open-minded former clients or friends to help you with this assessment - sometimes outside opinions can open up lots of new avenues for improvement!
Art in Hawaii
Living in Hawaii is an inspiring experience, both artistically and spiritually.