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Fishcake presents HI > NY > HI reflection / rearticulation by a ring of eight Hawaii born artists that share a journeyed experience to New York City around the neo-conceptual era of the ’80s, on view January 21 to April 10, 2021.
In the 80s-90s, a circle of young emerging artists ventured from their homes in Hawaii to the Big Apple, aka New York City. The scene at the time was the height of neo-conceptualism, avant-garde, and pop street art. Big names that came from those times were Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, etc. This circle of Hawaii artists experienced a unique and special time together in American history. Now, forty years later, many have trickled back to Hawaii, bringing with them their own flavor. This show will be the third iteration of HI/NY/HI shows since their exhibitions in the early ’90s at BOOM Gallery downtown and in the mid-’90s at KCC’s Gallery.
Hal Lum graduated from the University of Hawaii in Manoa with a focus in ceramics. His origin study was sculpture. But when he and his wife made the move to NY. He got a job as a photographer and work with Kazu in advertising. In New York, he studied drawing and painting and after 8 years he and his wife moved back to Hawaii. Hal now considers himself an abstract painter with the influence of sculpture understanding.
Arcylic on paper
32" x 30"