POW! WOW! Exploring the New Contemporary Movement • 2017

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    Matthew Grabelsky, 'Jones Beach'

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    Scott Listfield, 'Diamond Head'

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February 12, 2017 - February 17, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art School

Exhibition Overview

This year marks the fourth iteration of Thinkspace’s POW! WOW! Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement. Nearly 100 local and international artists will be featured in addition to U.K.-based artists Shok-1 and an installation from France's Oak Oak.

This massive group exhibition serves as a survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on O‘ahu and the world over via social media, handpicked by one of the movement’s most prolific and respected galleries.

“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner

POW! WOW! at HoMA • Feb 13–18
From Feb. 13 to 18, visitors can see Spanish mural artist Cinta Vidal in action in the museum's Luce Courtyard. Her mural is titled Blow, and will be a striking work that she describes as "Hawaiian elements floating, like they are flying out of the museum, like culture in movement as a concept." (And some of those elements are recognizable objects in the museum.) She wanted to depict Hawaiian culture in her mural because "for me, muralism is about the relation of the mural to its environment."

POW! WOW! at Spalding House • Feb 15–18 (start date subject to change)
At Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House in Makiki Heights, the Dutch mural duo Telmo Miel—comprised of artists Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann—will paint large wooden blocks that they'll arrange in the outdoor Surface Gallery. The blocks were made by the design collective BLKCORAL, led by Nikole Nelson. Museum goers can see Telmo Miel painting the blocks in the Surface Gallery.

In addition, Dominican-born, Florida-based street artist Evoca1 will paint a mural in the Surface Gallery.