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January 19, 2010

20/10 Vision @ Gallery hanahou- Gallery exhibit, live drawing & silent auction to benefit Haiti


Everyone knows that 20/20 vision is good, but 20/10 is even better. This January, gallery hanahou is ringing in the new decade with a group show that doesn't need to squint to see a better future. "20/10 Vision" will comprise new, original artwork from more than 40 artists - friends of gallery hanahou and artists local to NYC - with the theme of positive visions for the new decade.
The works in the show will be reasonably priced so that visitors can afford to start their new year with new art. Participating artists include popular local artists like Mike Perry and Yunmee Kyong, and Kenji Hirata, and artists from afar whose work is rarely seen in New York, such as Tanja Misery and Marcus Oakley. Plus many more!
In light of the recent tragedy that befell the people of Haiti, gallery hanahou and artists participating in "20/10 VISION" will contribute 20% of all proceeds from this exhibition to disaster relief efforts in Haiti.
A collaborative live drawing created by the artists at the January 21st opening will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to Haiti.
Come to the opening on January 21st to meet many of the artists and witness a live drawing by participating artists! Also check out cwc-i.com and galleryhanahou.com all this month to see quotes on the new year and beyond from participating artists.
As a toy shop, some of the participating artists we are particularly interested in: JK5, UPSO, Superdeux & Shane Jessup have all designed Dunnys. Also Team Macho recently exhibited at Giant Robot.

"incognito": 4 customs by Daniel Yu for Singapore arts festival

Daniel Yu submits to us the four 1-inch pieces below which he sculpted from epoxy.
After the pieces were finished, he took digital pics of them and submitted the artwork to a local arts festival in Singapore called "Content: navigating a point".



Daniel writes:
This body of work addresses the concept of identity, and questions the commonly held assumptions about stereotypes and self-awareness. The medium and imagery of gas masks draw on the symbolism and aesthetics of youth culture, and also deal with sameness and difference between selves. The traditional headdresses contain faint intimations concerning cultural personality. This resonance of cultural identity, being based upon difference, presents itself as a divisive force in society. The concluding image suggests that cosmopolitanism provides individuals with a greater sense of shared citizenship, presenting the ideology of belonging to a single community. Ergo, to not always be divisive. As individuals, we share an inherent part of “make up” that provides a common ground and alternate means of identifying with each other.

You can find out more about Daniel on his blog and his Flickr page.