Contemporary art

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Meet our members: Shoko and Andrew Livingston (and their #ArtShop experience!)+

The goal of Contempo #ArtShop, which ended yesterday, basically was the museum’s new mission: To...

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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Jesse Houlding on the process for his ‘Truck Drawing’ series+

Note: This is the last progress report from an Artist of Hawai‘i 2015 artist before...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on the Process of Creation+

A small collection of process-related sneak peeks: The beginning… A spread from the beginning of...

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Meet Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura: Connecting with people through art+

In 1994, Eric Nakamura was a cool 24-year-old Japanese-American punk skater in LA into art...

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Artist Ekundayo on what lies ‘Beneath the Surface’—the new mural in the theater+

From May 25 to 30, Hawai‘i-born visual artist was in the Doris Duke Theatre, transforming...

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Contempo #ArtShop: Artist Jane Hammond on her lush botanical collages+

At the heart of Contempo #ArtShop, opening June 19 at Spalding House, is an exhibition...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Emily McIlroy on her path to ‘Sky Burial’+

Sky Burial, the largest and most labor intensive piece I’ve been working on for Artists...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 update: Apps and pastry wrappings+

Regular blog readers may remember that earlier this month, curator of contemporary art James Jensen...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on her research process+

Curiosity is the desire to uncover what lies beyond our present understanding of the world. Alongside...

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Find out what Giant Robot artist Yoskay Yamamoto has in store for #ArtShop+

The upcoming massive exhibition at Contempo #ArtShop at Spalding House, opening June 18, includes a...

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Ayad Alkadhi on ‘I Am Baghdad XV’+

  The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art includes work by...

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Staff Picks: Katherine Love+

“I like to support and promote women artists, because sometimes I feel like they get...

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said artist Maya Lea Portner, holding...

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The process: In dialogue with artist Reem Bassous and curator Healoha Johnston+

Opening in December is the exhibition Beyond the Archive: Paintings by Reem Bassous. That may...

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George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC+

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on the lawns of both museum...

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Peter Helto’s steampunk side revealed in this Staff Pick+

Have you ever left home without your phone? Many of us feel lost when the...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process+

  Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening...

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Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9+

“It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad about being at the opening...

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Behind the scenes: Curator James Jensen visits Masami Teraoka’s studio+

Last week, curator James Jensen visited Masami Teraoka’s studio in Waimānalo as we enter the...

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Andy Graydon’s ‘Garden Paths': Performers could ‘see’ with words+

In March, I helped organize visiting artist Andy Graydon’s public performance Garden Paths, which was...

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Hamid Rahmanian: His four-year journey into ‘Shahnameh’+

Since the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art opened in February,...

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Shahzia Sikander on her Shangri La installation ‘Unseen’ and contemporary Islamic art+

Artist Shahzia Sikander has been busy the last few years. In 2012, the U.S. State...

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Beyond the museum: Ice Cream Party 2015 exhibition at Arts at Marks Garage+

Ice Cream Party 2015: Oh Sweet Goodness! Arts at Marks Garage • on view through...

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Andy Graydon: Phase 2 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening Feb. 27+

Andy Graydon arrived in Honolulu on Feb. 17, and has been preparing nonstop for his...

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Crotchet artist Olek: Ocean preservation, sisal, and skulls+

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as part of a Pow! Wow!...

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James Jean: Organic characters and fractals+

Last night, artist James Jean started work on his mural going up in Luce Pavilion,...

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii expands to museum and Art School this week+

Last year, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, in collaboration with Los Angeles gallery thinkspace, held its first...

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Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander: Paper and polygons+

Opening at Spalding House on Feb. 4 is Less=More, an exhibition of works by internationally...

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People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’+

George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall, 1982 Plaster, wood,...

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