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  • New Sculpture #83

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    Our visual perception relies heavily on inputs from our brains. Our eyes are physically a part of the brains from their proximity and connections. Our memories, expectations, preconceptions and so on play big roles in making us see what we see. In a long stretch of studio practice we cultivate our own trajectories filled with those filters which can push us forward while also potentially preventing us from seeing other things. Sometimes our eyes guide us to imagine how the piece can turn out. Sometimes they prevent us from seeing an obvious until we can face it constructively. In the process, the time and space bend each other and allow us to experience the essence of our being stretching beyond the framework of corporatism, colonialism and militarism.

    This piece took a few years to finish, but I’m finally done with it.

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    83, 33 x 24 x 3 inches, found object and resin, 2014-18

     

  • Guild Hall Show Opens Today

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    I am very happy about how the show turned out.  The new piece (pictured below) was safely brought into the museum.  It is surrounded by five of my Piezography prints.  Scroll down for some images from the show…

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    Hiroyuki Hamada: Sculptures and Prints
    February 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018
    Reception: February 25, 2018, 2:00pm- 4:00pm

    Gallery Talk with Hiroyuki Hamada: March 10, 2018 2:00pm

    Guild Hall
    Address: 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
    Phone: 631.324.0806

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  • New Sculpture, #82

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    I’m happy with how the new piece turned out. It is interesting that a few years of going back to paintings makes me more perceptive of the sculptural element, which, in turn, makes me feel different possibilities in the 3D realm.

    For we the artists, every decision we make comes with an element of unknown. The framework we cling onto, as we scream against injustice, inhumanity, exploitation and subjugation, makes sure that the unknown is minimized for maximum profits and productivity.

    The inherent contradiction and hypocrisy, which reside in the essence of the hierarchy of money and violence, hurt us and reward us in shaping our behaviors in upholding the framework that can vehemently deny our urge to dive into the unknown at times. In that sense, every artist can be a revolutionary at heart in some sense.

    Having said that, it is rather humbling to experience my perceptions and actions shift so drastically based on the material reality and dialectic dynamics surrounding my studio process.

    Art making is so powerful yet it is so fragile, especially in our time.

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    82, 78 x 61 x 26 inches, pigmented resin, 2017-18

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  • New Print, B18-06

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  • Laid, Placed, and Arranged: A Panel Discussion at The Phillips Collection

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    There will be a panel discussion on the show at the University of Maryland Gallery on November 9th. 6:30pm at the Phillips Collection. If you know anyone in the area who might be interested, please let them know.

    Event details from the Phillips Collection site: “Join artists Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares, along with exhibition curator and moderator Taras W. Matla, as they discuss their contributions to the exhibition Laid, Placed, and Arranged, on view now through December 8, 2017, at the University of Maryland Art Gallery.

    This exhibition and panel discussion is in partnership with The Phillips Collection and its ongoing series Creative Voices DC. Financial support provided by the Dorothy and Nicholas Orem Exhibition Fund and a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.”

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  • Recollections: Selections from the Permanent Collection at the Guild Hall of East Hampton

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    One of my pieces is added to a permanent collection at the Guild Hall of East Hampton. The piece will be in a group show titled Recollections: Selections from the Permanent Collection, curated by Jess Frost. It opens on Saturday, October 21 along with two other shows at the venue. The opening is 5-7pm. See you at the opening if you are in the area!

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    #45 (detail), 2002-05, 25 diameter x 19 inches

  • University of Maryland Art Gallery show

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    Four of my sculptures and two of my paintings will be in a show at the University of Maryland Art Gallery.  There will be a catalog with my interview as well.

    I’m looking forward to seeing the new paintings with the sculptures.  The show opens on September 6th, 2017 and runs through December 8th, 2017.

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    Untitled painting 011, 60" x 40", acrylic, charcoal, enamel, oil, 2015

    Here is the info from the gallery:

    “The University of Maryland Art Gallery invites you to an evening reception for Laid, Placed, and Arranged. This exhibition explores recent work made by six University of Maryland MFA alumni — Laurel Farrin, Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Meg Mitchell, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares — who have gone on to become significant voices in the realm of contemporary art and academia.

    Laid, Placed, and Arranged will be on view September 6-December 8, 2017, and is supported in part by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Complimentary table hors d’oeuvres along with a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    Opening Reception
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Location
    University of Maryland Art Gallery
    1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.

    Parking
    After 4:00 p.m. parking is free in Lots JJ2, JJ3, and 1b.
    (At the intersection of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive.)

    Also On View
    A series of smaller exhibitions — some rotating, others permanent — round out the visitor experience at the Gallery. Make sure to check out In Memoriam: Andy Dunnill and Recent Gifts.”

  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 031

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    Untitled Painting 031, 48 x 60 inches, acrylic, 2017

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  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 030

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    Untitled Painting 030, 60 x 48 inches, acrylic, 2017

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  • New Painting, Untitled Painting 029

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    Untitled Painting 029, 48 x 60 inches, acrylic, 2017

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    Untitled Painting 029 (detail)