Wednesday, May 6, 2015
n i like that you mentioned how this group of work was a test for yourself to do something more whimsical (than the usual).
k in general, my work tends to be heavy, conceptual. its been called heavy and serious, almost grotesque. i used to reside in california and the northwest. but as of late, being in hawaii, color and light finds its way into my work and i just can’t get enough of the clouds.
n you gotta recognize paradise!
so, we here have a string of words: living with art, that very much guides our way of thinking when it comes to design. what are your thoughts when it comes to living with art?
k thats a great and odd question. first thought that comes to mind is the native american language where there really is no word for art. it just is, it’s ingrained in everything they do. i believe people are instinctively and constantly creative and find their own ways to tinker, think through life's changes. my work has to do with growth. when i can create something that speaks to a viewer i think ultimately- its nourishing.
|keith yurdana: cloud machine 3, 4, 5|
|keith yurdana: cloud machine 5|
|keith yurdana: cloud machine 4|
also featured with keith in this month's show is gilles & louda larrain, and ann asakura.
|gilles & louda larrain: queen wanatabula|
|gilles & louda larrain: la radeau dela medusa|
above are two works from gilles and louda larrain's series: dark angels.
gilles larrain went from architecture to painting, to sculpture, to crafting culture and icons in new york city during the 60s. larrain shares his series titled dark angels, an ongoing project with seeds in childhood memories slowly transformed.
|ann asakura: sonomama|
|ann asakura: sonomama|
ann asakura is the co-founder and executive director of TEMARI, center for asian and pacific arts, a 36-year old organization dedicated to perpetuating asian-pacific folk arts and their contemporary expressions. in monogatari, asakura explores the japanese concept of sonomama with her quilt sewn from re-purposed kimono textiles.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
in 2011, in misty hilo, hawaii an old printing press behind the east hawaii cultural center sat idle. artists tobias brill and jerilee negrilo decided to open up the press once a week to the community and offer classes on printmaking. They also had a few young friends who wanted a place to work and from there the ETC INC collective grew. today, ETC INC features the works of lonny tomono, tobias Brill, kevin diminyatz, leslie samson-tabakin, rann sergeant, kawa harijan, jerilee negrillo and liv johnson.
jerilee negrilo explains, “ETC INC aesthetics speaks not only to the somewhat randomness of our work, but also that it is unfixed and unending. the one thing we have in common is that we are constantly making lots of work and we are not afraid to move into new directions. we are somewhat competitive with each other...quarreling can be found between us every now and then. however, lonny [tomono] is the glue that binds us. he has a personality that is always supportive and encouraging, and in the end, his way prevails. i suppose we are like a family in that way.”
fishcake opens its march exhibition with ETC INC on thursday march 19, 2015 from 6p - 8p at 307c kamani st in kakaako. parking is at lanai things lot and the reception is free.
etc inc is a group that shares ideas, inspiration, and methods of drawing and printmaking. they strive to inform, challenge and encourage each other to create work that embodies a personal view of contemporary life in hawaii. find more info at www.etc-inc.tumblr.com/.
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a few pics from last week's wanted [product] design show. it was a great turnout. mark ariyoshi's clip5 got a seat to the box jelly's jumpschool - a 5-step lean mean start-up program that guides you from idea to product market-fit. we'll be sharing news shortly on how you can get your hands on them!
eric lai, our guest [product] designer,
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