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Backwoods Gallery: ‘A Study of Camouflage’

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Backwoods Gallery proudly presents ‘A Study of Camouflage’ – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series. This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects.

With this series of exhibitions, Backwoods are creating a vivid archive of works by renowned artists from around the world whose works intersect on the same subject-matter. No matter the artistic style or technique used, a magnificent plurality of different approaches and representations of a single subject contextualises it, and places it in a dominant understanding of both the artists’ and audience’s views. Logically, this library becomes a diverse overview of different representations of a single subject, as seen and created by leading contemporary artists.

A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. The concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality. Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.

The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.

POW! WOW! Taipei – Taiwan – 2014

The POW! WOW! team took Taipei by storm at the festival’s Taiwan debut in 2014. Bringing together international and local artists from across the board, street art heavyweights such as Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, Dabs1, INSA, James Jean, Brendan Monroe and Madsteez painted alongside regional talents like Reach, Mr.OGAY, Seazk, Saym, Zishi, Xue and Vita Yang. See it all in action in this video documenting POW! WOW! Taiwan’s quest to paint massive murals and their battles with typhoons.
Directed by Vincent Ricafort.

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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 – Photo-set

So, now the dust has settled after the amazingness that was POW! WOW! Hawaii, we’ve collated our favourite images from the event. Big ups to all the artists, press and people behind the scenes. Special shouts to Jasper Wong, Kamea ‘Dirty Thirty’ Hadar, Amy Luu Wong, all the drivers, Miya, Larry, Maria, TheSeventhLetter crew, Pangea Seed, RVCA, Werehaus, Arrested Motion, Hypebeast, the 1xRUN boys and the rest of the awesome people that made this happen. We can’t wait for next year!

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1xRUN Print Show – POW! WOW! Hawaii

TheSeventhLetter Groupshow was perhaps a hard act to follow, but in true POW! WOW! style, the 1xRun guys have stepped up their game and come correct with a sterling selection of prints from the artists, with a showcase of their trademark super-limited, time-released print series especially for the event. For the latest pictures from Pow! Wow! follow @rolyvna and @vnamagazine on instamagram

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1xRUN x POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014

The team at 1xRUN have joined forces with POW! WOW! Hawaii. This February 1xRUN will arrive in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu, kicking off on February 3rd at 3pm EST with a series of 40+ print releases by participating 2014 Pow Wow artists, on a limited run until February 18th.

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With over 50 artists descending on the island to paint murals over two weeks, Pow Wow Hawaii is looking huge this year. As things come to a close, 1xRUN will host a special print exhibition on February 14th at Loft in Space / Fresh Cafe. 1xRUN has also partnered with Pangea Seed, a local non profit organisation, to exhibit prints from their archives and their new Sametan figure, customized by over 30 global artists.

Featured Artists attending this year include: Roids, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Aaron De La Cruz, BASK, Meggs, Persue, Angry Woebots, Dave Kinsey, 123 Klan, Insa, Brendan Monroe, Gold & Silver, Hannah Stouffer, Inti, Prime, Estria, Cyrcle, Defer, Cope2, Indie 184, Augustine Kofie, Gage Hamilton, Ekundayo, Mimi Pond, Wayne White, Tatiana Suarez, Reka, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Gaia, Glenn Barr, Nychos, Apexer, Madsteez & Roids, Kamea Hadar and Dabs Myla.

Plus local Hawaiian artists curated by Estria, Prime, Jasper Wong & Kamea Hadar, Aidan Monahan, Meleanna Meyer, Ckaweeks, Beak McFlaps, Brook Parker and Carl Pao.

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