• 3 New Pieces in the Next show

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    Last year, my painter friend Darlene Charneco kindly introduced my work to
    people at Art Sites, a gallery in Riverhead, NY.  They actually liked the work
    enough to do a show.  And it’s coming up!

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    The town of Riverhead is located at the northern part of eastern Long Island,
    NY. It’s a rather big town for the area with its set of county buildings.  It can
    also be beautiful with the river going nearby and it’s got an aquarium
    (Atlantis Marine World) where I take my kids. The town is not fancy at all like
    some of the summer spots in the Hamptons.  It’s sort of rustic, can be seedy,
    sort of reminds me of towns I’ve seen in Weird NJ.  OK, it’s sort of weird and
    it’s been making me want to find out more about its curious nature. It’s an
    intriguing place where I would want to walk around with my camera.  In short,
    I like the town.

    The gallery is run by an architect couple, Glynis Berry and Hideaki Ariizumi,
    who converted a Jeep dealer building, basically with their bare hands into
    three gallery rooms and their architect office.  The ground also includes a
    park-like outdoor exhibition area facing the river.  It’s very nice.  In addition
    to their regular gallery schedules, they’ve been opening the space for various
    community activities, and this year they had their 2nd annual Peconic River
    Festival.  And this is not their first gallery space. They have a quite followings
    since their Greenport gallery era (Their first gallery space was located in the town
    of Greenport where they still reside). They’ve been known in the area to put up
    solid shows.  It’s really generous of Glynis and Hideaki to let me be part of their
    programing.  Thank you so much.

    Art Site Gallery Plan

    Art Site Gallery Plan

    I’ve been looking forward to seeing how my work will interact with their rooms
    (101, 101 and 102A).  Also, I’m excited to show three new works which I’ve been
    working on for the past years.  One of them (#63) appears in the announcement
    above.  More images of #63 along with images of #56 and #69 will be added shortly
    to the main part of the site.  The show will likely include over 10 pieces and I will
    post details as we get closer to the opening.

    Here is an excerpt from Art Sites’ press release:

    Hiroyuki Hamada’s works are monumental in impact, but built with delicacy.
    They are filled with an unknown spirit. There is no direct reference, but one can
    read the mysteries of the ancients or the mapping of a digital age in their rich
    surfaces. The forms hold space, rather than make it. Tension pervades, as each
    mark and tone tell a story of perfection, balance and upset. Hamada spends up
    to three years creating the sculptures, as he applies plaster over burlap and
    wooden forms. He then shapes and stains them with wax, resin, and paint.

    Hamada, at 18, moved from Tokyo to West Virginia, due to his father’s
    involvement with the steel industry.  Culture shock, language challenges,
    and minority status were exacerbated by the parallel shift from an urban
    to a rural lifestyle.  In college, after starting in psychology, Hamada
    became more enamored of art, especially after being exposed to the work
    of Karl Jacobson. With a M.F.A. from the University of Maryland,
    Hamada’s art transitioned from emotionally generated art, to a
    fascination with the abstract, especially the interaction between
    lines, colors, tones, and shapes in three dimensions.

    Hiroyuki Hamada has developed his work with the support of the
    Pollock-Krasner Foundation, residencies at the Fine Arts Works
    Center, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for creative
    Artists, and the Edward Albee Foundation, and more recently, a
    grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts.

  • Art Aspen 2010

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    Aureus Contemporary is taking #68, #51 and #32 to Art Aspen,
    August 5-8.  Here is the info from the Aureus site:

    Join Aureus Contemporary at Aspen’s First Ever Fine Art Fair
    for Important Post War and Contemporary Art. Never before has
    there been an opportunity for art dealers and collectors to come
    together and buy/sell fine art in this chic mountain community.
    Limited in size to just 30 select galleries, this intimate,
    world-class setting is a fun, manageable and rare art buying
    experience. Aureus will be presenting new works by Sara Carter,
    Karim Hamid, Hiroyuki Hamada and Yi-Hsin Tzeng.

    Show Hours:
    Thursday, August 5, 5pm – 8pm (Opening Preview Party)
    Friday, August 6, 12:30pm – 6pm
    Saturday, August 7, 11am – 6pm
    Sunday, August 8, 11am – 6pm

    Location:
    Aspen Ice Garden
    233 West Hyman Avenue
    Aspen, CO 81611-1752

    #68, 2007-09, 41 x 23 x 20 1/2 inches

    #68, 2007-09, 41 x 23 x 20 1/2 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

    #51, 2005-08, 36 x 21 1/2 x 9 1/2, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

    #51, 2005-08, 36 x 21 1/2 x 9 1/2, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

    #32, 1998-2001, 38 x 36 x 1.75 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

    #32, 1998-2001, 38 x 36 x 1.75 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax

  • Site Upgrade: July 2010

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    Five pieces (#47, #48, #42, #43 and #37) got new sets of images with large view
    options.  22 images have been added to them.  I hope you have a large screen to
    view them.  To see them, go to the main part of the site and click on the pieces
    at the bottom bar. Please be patient it might take a bit to load.

    #47, 2002-2005, 37 diameter x 6 inches

    #47, 2002-2005, 37 diameter x 6 inches

    #48, 2003-2005, 33 diameter x 8 inches

    #48, 2003-2005, 33 diameter x 8 inches

    #42, 35 x 17 1/2 x 6 inches, 2000-2003

    #42, 35 x 17 1/2 x 6 inches, 2000-2003

    #43, 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 9 inches, 1999-2003

    #43, 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 9 inches, 1999-2003

    #37, 36 diameter x 12 inches, 1998-2002

    #37, 36 diameter x 12 inches, 1998-2002

  • ArtHamptons 2010

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    Pierre Menard Gallery is displaying #8A and #45 at ArtHamptons, July 9-11, 2010
    (booth 433).  The opening preview party which benefits LongHouse Reserve will be
    on the 8th.

    #8A, 39 x 32 x 1 3/4 inches, 1996

    #8A, 39 x 32 x 1 3/4 inches, 1996

    #45, 25 inches diameter x 19 inches, 2002-2005

    #45, 25 inches diameter x 19 inches, 2002-2005

  • An interview with Merve Unsal

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    Recently, I had an interview with one of the BoltArt.net editors, Merve Unsal.
    Unfortunately, BoltArt site is having a server issue right now but Merve has
    put up the interview at her site for now:  www.merveunsal.com

    Let’s hope that BoltArt gets back online soon.

  • A refreshing perspective: a visual essay in Creatie

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    An Amsterdam based magazine Creatie has a visual essay by Mischa Rozema
    of PostPanic that makes you look at my work from a refreshing perspective.
    While I couldn’t fully get the text part since the magazine is in Dutch, the
    pictures tell the story very well.  To me the essay focuses on how we are as a
    peculiar specie on the planet that can see who we are and tries to shape who
    we are.  The essay tells our excitements, uncertainties, oddities and triumphs
    in the process.  It’s always refreshing and enjoyable to see someone coming
    up with a solid theme out of my non-referential work.  Thank you Mischa.

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    To see the essay, please go to main part of my site, click PRESS.  It should appear in
    the list as “A Visual Essay by Mischa Rozema”.

    Three other artists who appear in the essay are exceptional.  Here are some other
    works by them which do not appear in the essay.  Hope you visit their sites for more.

    White Cosmonaut

    White Cosmonaut by Jeremy Geddes

    The Man Machine Reem B #1, Pal, Barcelone, 2010 by Vincent Fournier

    The Man Machine Reem B #1, Pal, Barcelone, 2010 by Vincent Fournier

    Anas Animatus D by Hyungkoo Lee

    Anas Animatus D by Hyungkoo Lee

  • Site Upgrade, June 2010

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    For the past weeks, I’ve been adding extra images to the pieces at the
    SCULPTURE section of the site.  They can be clicked for large views.
    I’m hoping that you will have a better sense of what the work looks like
    with the additions.  So far #51, #54, #55, #59, #52, #60, #61, #64, #49,
    #50, #44, #45 and #46 have been updated.  More pieces will follow…

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  • Scope Basel 2010

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    Four pieces (#32, #39, #50 and #64) will be heading to Scope Basel Art Show
    (June 15-19, Booth F22) with the Aureus Contemporary soon.

    #32, 1998-2001, 38 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches

    #32, 1998-2001, 38 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches

    #39, 1997-02, 43 x 27 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

    #39, 1997-02, 43 x 27 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

    #50, 2003-2005, 27 1/2 diameter x 12 1/2 inches

    #50, 2003-2005, 27 1/2 diameter x 12 1/2 inches

    #64, 1997-08, 28 1/2 diameter x 4 1/2 inches

    #64, 1997-08, 28 1/2 diameter x 4 1/2 inches

    Alternate views, details, larger images of the pieces can be seen at the
    main part of the site.  At the site, just click on the bottom icons for each piece.

  • Art Chicago 2010 Pictures Added

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    I’ve just added some photos from Art Chicago to the main part of the site
    (please go to PHOTOS and look under Art Chicago April 30-May 3, 2010).
    Andreas and Kevin from Aureus Contemporary along with their installation
    specialist  Christopher Faiss did a maximum job in hanging a great show at
    the booth. As I was looking forward to seeing, it was so satisfying that Karim‘s
    paintings and my sculptures interacted so nicely. Here are some for you to see.
    Please go to the main site for the complete set and the enlarged versions.

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  • but does it float

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    Every once in a while I check if “but does it float” has a new entry. The site stands
    out, among many visually oriented sites, in showing intriguing images lead by
    brief sentences. The text often act as a springboard to lift you up where the images
    are displayed or they can playfully set the rhythm to the visual composition that
    follows. The curators of the site, Folkert Gorter and Atley G. Kasky, know how to
    put up great shows tastefully, beautifully and effectively. Here are some examples.

    Click to see the full entry at but does it float

    Click to see the full entry at but does it float

    Click to see the full entry at but does it float

    Click to see the full entry at but does it float

    Beauty will be... copy c

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    Here is what they did with my work (below). Somehow the vastness of the text at
    the beginning takes you to a place where you can let your imagination fly. It’s so
    clever and effective.

    The only way

    Click to see the full entry at but does it float