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‘A Study of Darkness’ – Backwoods Gallery

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‘A Study Of…’ is a decade long series of exhibitions curated by Backwoods Gallery. The goal of the project is to create a comprehensive archive of artistic studies by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, covering a wide variety of subjects.

Once completed, the ten year project archive will be published – along with support material such as artist interviews and critical essays. We hope that the archive will become a useful historic document and inspiration for future artists and theorists.

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In 2016 Backwoods Gallery will be presenting ‘A Study of Darkness’ featuring: Dave Kinsey, TWOONE, Ashley Wood, Felipe Pantone, Kes Acorn, Shun Kawakami, Yusk Imai, Senekt, Takeru Amanu, Shohei Takasaki, Stephen Ives, Alexander Mitchell, Nelio, Marie Joxe, Masaho Anotani, James Jirat Patradoon, Lush, Mariya Rovenko, Jonathan Guthmann, Sam Totty, Slicer, Tony Reade and Evie Cahir.

Keep an eye on the event here for the down low on the exhibition.

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‘A Study of Hair’ – Dave Kinsey

In the ongoing series interviewing contributors to ‘A Study of Hair’ opening at Backwoods Gallery on Friday, we speak today with Dave Kinsey….

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‘Michelle, Ma Belle’ – detail – Dave Kinsey

Damo:  for the uninitiated, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

DK:  Dave Kinsey, full time painter, part time designer, living la vida loca in the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Los Angeles.

Damo:  Can you tell us about your piece, and how you have responded to the artistic brief?

DK:  “Michelle” by The Beatles was playing while I was sketching the piece. I’ve always loved that song, and since my wife’s middle name is Michelle too, I had that all in mind. Such a calming sound to it.

Damo:  What medium have you used?  Why did you choose this medium?

DK:  I really enjoy working with acrylic and collage utilizing old books, discarded postal envelops. etc., which I feel melds nicely together on the canvas. I especially love working with vintage book pages because of their interesting visual tonality, fragility, and personal histories.

Damo:  Why did you agree to be part of the ‘Study Of’ project?  It is a very ambitious task – how do you think it will be viewed on completion?

DK:  I really liked the concept—it’s one of the few thematic group showings that really makes sense to me. It’d love to see a book produced after 10 years or so of this continued series.

Damo:  On a more personal note, what can we expect to see from you in the next 18 months?

DK:  I just finished a huge show that opened at Library Street Collective in Detroit and now I’m back in the studio working on new pieces for Miami in December and Cologne, Germany in 2015.

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‘A Study of Hair’ – Alexander Mitchell

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‘Oh Bondage’ – detail – Alexander Mitchell

This September, Backwoods Gallery is proud to present ‘A Study of Hair’, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project.

The 2012 and 2013 exhibitions focused on two of the most important vectors of emotional communication: hands and eyes. This year’s theme, hair, is the most challenging of the series so far, and promises to generate an even more diverse range of interpretations.

This year’s artists will include C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA, Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

In its completed form, the ‘A Study Of…’ project will document over 350 artworks from all corners of the globe. The curator’s (Alexander Mitchell) intent is to create an historical source with enough breadth to contextualize a generation of artists, many of whom work primarily outside the framework of established institutions.

Damo managed to catch curator and contributor Alexander Mitchell for the down low…

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‘A Study of Hair’ – Backwoods Gallery, September 26th 2014

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Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.

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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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POW! WOW! Hawaii Block Party

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Here’s a few shots from the POW! WOW! Hawaii Block party that kicked off in downtown Honolulu last night. Lots of fun had by all and big ups to the sponsors and organisers for making such a great event come together! For the latest instagram updates, follow @rolyvna and @vnamagazine

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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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A Study Of Eyes

“A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”

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Kingbrown Magazine

The new issue of Kingbrown Magazine has just come out – it’s AWESOME. And it comes with a pop out cardboard mini skateboard which is easily the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

We are lucky enough to have an extra copy of the magazine, complete with mini-skateboard insert with custom designed artwork by Morning Breath Studio, plus Grotesk outdoor vinyl skull sticker.. all sealed in the brown bag and ready for one of you lucky people to rip open in delight.

The magazine is co-curated by Morning Breath Studio, featuring artists:
Mike Giant (brown bag), Grotesk (cover), Andy Jenkins, Jay Howell, Dave Kinsey, Kevin Lyons, Greg Lamarche, Tommy Guerrero, Cycle, Pontus Alv, Razauno, Stefan Marx, Steve Gourlay, Zach Malfa-Kowalski and Ben Horton.

112 pages of pure full colour beauty!

To get your hands on one of these just answer this super simple question:
What issue number of Kingbrown is their latest, the one we are giving away?
Email your answers to Ro@verynearlyalmost.com with the subject KINGBROWN before Friday 10th August to be in with a chance of winning.

Good luck!