Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa


  American painting first burst onto the world art scene in the 1950’s with energetic abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and others.  They were followed by a generation of painters who toyed with irony, pop culture, and consumerism into the 2000’s.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show at the UH Art Gallery that heralds a rebirth of abstraction.

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   It’s hard not to notice Abstract magazine when it appears, free, in your favorite café, bar or gallery---the quarterly magazine is so unique in look and feel.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s because people took them, which is what they’re supposed to do.  In our ongoing series on alternative media in Hawai’i, today, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at Abstract magazine.     

Abstract and Kumu Kahua will team up with Bamboo Ridge for a community writing project in the Bamboo Ridge tent at the Hawai’i Book and Music Festival this weekend.