Posts tagged with ‘NY’

  • A Group Show in NYC

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    This show is organized by Aureus Contemporary. Participating artists are Alejandro Diaz-Ayala, Jeremy Dean, Jeff Depner, Pauline Galiana, Hiroyuki Hamada, Karim Hamid, William P Immer, Michael Mapes, Claire Shegog and Yi-Hsin Tzeng.

    You can learn more about the show at the site.

    Come say hi! We’ll have an opening on April 4th 7-10pm.


    #63, 2006-10, 45 x 40 x 24 inches, burlap, enamel, oil, plaster, resin, tar, wax and wood

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

    #53, 2005-2008, 38 diameter x 14 1/2 inches, enamel, oil, plaster, tar and wax


    4 april to 14 april 2013

    opening night: 4 APRIL 7-10pm

    operating 11 – 6pm
    (closed on Monday)

    coordinates: NYC, 520 W 27th Street, btw 10th & 11th

  • Group Show in NYC Opens This Week

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    The show is organized by my friend, Frank Webster, with Paul Brainard.  There are more than 20 people in the show so there will be lots to see.

    Die Like You Really Mean It:

    October 26 – December 3, 2011

    Opening reception:  October 26, 6-9PM

    Allegra LaViola Gallery

    179 East Broadway

    New York, NY 10002


    Featuring works of:

    Erik BensonPaul BrainardPia DehneHiroyuki HamadaElizabeth HueyErika Keck,
    Emily Noelle LambertFrank LentiniEddie MartinezBrian MontouriBryan OsburnKanishka Raja,
    Erika RaneeTom SanfordChristopher SaundersKristen SchieleRyan SchneiderOliver Warden,
    Frank WebsterEric White and Doug Young

    You can see some works included in the show here and here.






  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art Opening Photos

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    Here are some images from the opening night…


    Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures


    September 15 – October 15, 2011

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art


    Tel 212-750-0949



  • Die Like You Really Mean It

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    Participating artists:

    Erik Benson, Paul Brainard, Pia Dehne, Hiroyuki Hamada, Elizabeth Huey, Erika Keck,
    Emily Noelle Lambert, Frank Lentini, Eddie Martinez, Brian Montouri, Bryan Osburn, Kanishka Raja,
    Erika Ranee, Tom Sanford, Christopher Saunders, Kristen Schiele, Ryan Schneider, Oliver Warden,
    Frank Webster, Eric White and Doug Young


    Allegra LaViola Gallery | 179 East Broadway | New York, NY 10002
    T 917.463.3901 E


    Gallery hours
    Wednesday – Saturday: 12-6PM
    Sunday: 1-6PM

    Opening Reception:  October 26, 6-9PM


    Allegra La Viola Gallery is pleased to present Die Like You Really Mean It, a group exhibition on view
    from October 26 – December 7. The exhibition is curated by artists Paul Brainard and Frank Webster
    and features new paintings and sculpture by over twenty artists living in the New York metro area.

    The curators have assembled an energetic and dynamic show, where each work registers as a highly
    charged expression of the individual artist. Brainard and Webster have maintained a special interest
    in choosing works that register not as intentionally ironic but rather as sincerely and at times
    viscerally rendered. This exhibition celebrates painting as a healthy, living, and variegated mode of
    art making in New York.

    The works included in this exhibition are often resistant to purely formalist and conceptual concerns,
    engaging themes that extend beyond the material media of painting. Figurative and scenic elements
    may invite narrative readings while color is used forcefully, liberally, or selectively. The expressive
    qualities of color among the works range widely from Oliver Warden’s transformative explosions of
    color, to Hiroyuki Hamada’s restrained, bi-chromatic capsule-like wall reliefs. Also of concern among
    the works is the relationship between the human being and its environment, exemplified by Erik
    Benson and Kristen Schiele’s depictions of inhabited indoor and outdoor settings, Pia Dehne’s
    complex compositions in which figure and ground are enmeshed through lyrical patterns of line and
    geometry, and Kanishka Raja’s use of pattern to unite various specific locations depicted in the same
    visual space.

    Atypically, this show exalts in its contrasts. The works of Chris Saunders and Brian Montouri could
    best sum this up. Saunder’s paintings are slick and calm on the surface but belie an unsettling and
    subversive content, while Montouri’s vision is a veritable disgorgement of expressionist storm and
    bluster. Each artist pushes the medium with equal passion, but in radically different directions, with
    starkly different results. This passion however is one thing all of the artists in Die Like You Really
    Mean It share in common.

    —Paul Brainard, Kristen Lorello and Frank Webster


  • Upcoming at Lori Bookstein Fine Art

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    #63 (2006-10). Burlap, enamel, oil, plaster, resin, tar, wax and wood, 45 x 40 x 24 inches

    Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures


    September 15 – October 15, 2011

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art


    Tel 212-750-0949


  • Scope NYC 2011

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    #68 and #60 will be at Scope NYC with Aureus Contemporary (booth A61) from March 2 to March 6, 2011.
    March 2 will be press/VIP viewing (3pm to 9pm) and the general admission hours will be noon to 8pm on March 3 to
    March 5, noon to 7pm on March 6.  The venue is located at 320 West (West Side Highway) across from
    Pier 40.

  • Last week for the NY show

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    Thank you to many of you who came to see the show.  It will be up through Saturday January 8th.

    The closing reception will be on Thursday January 6th 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

    Coleman Burke Gallery New York

    636 West 28th Street Ground Floor
    Between 11th & 12th Avenue
    New York, NY 10001



  • Coleman Burke Gallery New York

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    I’m happy that the next show will be in my favorite city:  New York City!

    #63 (detail)

    It will be at:

    Coleman Burke Gallery New York

    636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor

    between 11th & 12th Avenues

    New York, New York 10001


    December 2, 2010- January 15, 2011

    Opening: Thursday, December 2, 6 – 8 PM

    Here is more about the show.  It’s been 4 years since the last show in NYC. I’m excited to be back and the gallery space is splendid! I will keep you updated!
  • Art Sites Show Images Are Up!

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    Images from the Art Sites show are up at the main part of the site.  Here are a few…

    For the full photo sets, please click here, and click on PHOTOS at the top bar for Art Sites 2o1o Part 1 to 3.  There are 47 images!  Or, Hiroyuki Hamada Art at Facebook has an album with same images.  They are smaller but load faster.  Hope you like the images!

  • An Architect’s Angle

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    Once the work goes out of my studio, it finds new contexts and meanings
    in viewers’ minds. It’s fascinating to hear what they see.  Last March, I
    enjoyed an architect, Saurabh Vaidya’s blog post that showed the work
    through his rich, investigative mind.  He just posted his second entry on
    the work.  Here are his 1st and the 2nd entry posted back to back:


    I came across works by two very interesting artists last week,
    Nicolas Moulin who envisages ruins of mega monolithic concrete
    blocks in a deserted landscape while the other being Hiroyuki Hamada
    who designs comparatively small, vaguely futurist looking monoliths.

    (Some of the many Hiroyuki’s tablets that could easily come to be a parts of totem pole
    of a dystopian space age civilization, whose technological advancement has come at
    the price of erosion of memory of history and language…where technology is god.

    Images sourced from

    Hiroyuki’s artifacts that seem to draw semantic nourishment from manga,
    minimalismspace debrisJapanese Zen, Buddhism, God particles,
    Shivalingam, crustaceans, Mars and brush by closely to Nicolas’s Béton
    Brut work that sends roots to Normandy Bunkers, Corbusier, Oplismeno
    skirodema, Berlin Wall, Moai, Rosetta stone, Noah’s Arc etc according
    to me are not thriving on but are just the opposite. They are soil samples
    of the very ground that anchors the tree of Being, from where all these
    references germinate.

    (Images of Nicolas Moulin’s collages sourced from Vulgare one can also find an online
    blog recording by the artist and Amanda Crawley Jackson called
    Beton brut)

    The ability of both these artist to have art works that spread roots
    through history and simultaneously come across as being so basic
    that it forms a part of Lebenswelt, the very ground of universality
    which anchors the roots of metaphysics, to be understood in equal
    ways by every member of the human race is according to me the
    true essence of their work.

    Scale, texture and form, that is all to it, as wise old university
    stalwarts would put it, which according to me has more truth to it
    than the combined cacophony that we seem to have inherited from
    the circus that was post modernism and these two artists working
    independently in different circles and continents seem to echo just
    that. The simplicity of works is refreshing and it just looks very
    very sexy.

    Lebenswelt appeared at Urban Floop on Sundy, March 28, 2010

    Here is his second post:


    During my early days in architecture all of us during a brief phase
    had taken to worshipping Tadao Ando, which secretly we still do in
    some obscure corner of naivety unpolluted by the realisation that
    it cannot be that simple, life is far more complicated, filled with
    contradictions that need to be represented in our spaces, objects,
    skews and corners. Ando had been popular for quite sometime
    then but it was during my first year in Architecture that he built
    Church of the Light a building that worshipped space, made
    concrete an inch more beautiful than what the modernist had left it
    as and we drooled.

    It is this rich simplicity that draws me to Hiroyuki’s work of which I
    have written before
    .  Hiroyuki will be exhibiting three new pieces in
    his next show at Art Sites, a gallery in Riverhead, NY. If you are
    the lucky few around do visit…I personally would like to see the
    scale of these objects…and if they open up like loosely held 3d
    jigsaw puzzles, or do they crack like egg shells, are they hollow
    or filled with a heavy fluid, is there a temperature difference in the
    blacks and whites, browns and greys…I guess I will definitely be
    banned from entering the gallery or his workshop!
    I hope the art work sells and and pray definitely not to clients who
    would use it as bourgeoisie conversational props with their boring
    guests in plush living rooms with matching minimal aesthetics.

    Hiroyuki appeared at Urban Floop on Saturday, August 14, 2010