POW! WOW! Exploring the New Contemporary Movement.

Currently showing at the Honolulu Museum of Art School is the third annual, Thinkspace Gallery curated “Exploring the New Contemporary Movement” for Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016.

The group exhibition features over 120 artists making it one of the largest ever showings of New Contemporary work and features a stunning installation piece by Aaron Li-Hill.  

The show is only on display until February 15th, 2016 so if you’re in Honolulu you should absolutely make your way to see it.

Please continue below to see more photographs of the work included in the show.  You can see every piece by checking out Thinkspace’s website.

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Even our galleries are wearing red for Lunar New Year! Wishing a prosperous and healthy year to all. 

[Installation view: Barnett Newman. Vir Heroicus Sublimis. 1950-51. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph: Thomas Griesel]


Drawing inspiration from old stickers, Howard Stern, cartoons, sunsets, reggae album covers, Garbage Pail Kids, T-Shirt graphics, Mad Magazine or sandwiches, Sean Norvet has been creating and showing his art that “mashes up elegant photo-realism with two-dimensional cartoon buffoonery”. Through a mixture of photo references and imagination, his pieces are sometimes explosive, sometimes still, but always focused on humorous side of things. Using his references the same way a Hip hop producer uses audio samples, he takes these visuals and applies them where needed by warping, distorting and patching them together. 

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Celebrate Chinese New Year and the year of the monkey with Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait with her pet monkey, Fulang-Chang. This painting was shown in the first major exhibition of Kahlo’s work in New York in 1938. 

[Frida Kahlo. Fulang-Chang and I. 1937 (assembled after 1939). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]