Art by Eric Shaw

SPF Projects has a new group exhibition and it promises to be light, heavy, summer, frolicsome, digital, heartwarming, absurdist. At least that’s the vibe we’re picking up. See for yourself on Thursday when the show kicks off with an opening reception featuring Bradley Capello, Alex Chaves, Neilson Ishida, Uluwehi Kang, Kalani Largusa, Nanea Lum, Eric Shaw, and Tom Walker. Below are allusive quotes  from mystery sources (the artists, we presume? no?) that fairly explain the show according to SPF Projects (named after three mystery letters found on that summer necessity, sunscreen, after all), if you would like to be teased further. See you there!


SUMMER GROUP SHOW, A GROUP EXHIBITION

Where: SPF Projects, 729 Auahi St., Honolulu

Opening reception: Thursday, August 7, 6 to 8 p.m.

Until: Gallery up August 7 through August 31

Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Admission: FREE


“I don’t have any artist friends”

“An ode to my first memories”

“Drawing in a clothing store”

“Pours of material”

“As a child I used to sit in front of the television”

“Fields of structure and order”

“The loss between figure and figuration”

“Hot babes, ugly babes”

“Discovery through chromostereopsis”

“Variables in the visual language of mark making”

“Elemental vessels, incarnation of the experiential and visceral body”

“You are not thinking of finitude you are contemplating an apotheosis”

“Sometimes when waiting for the paint to dry I play Zelda”

“Arrangements of context filtered through technological influence”

““All art is quite useless””

“I’ve been smoking a lot out of this zucchini”

““The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely””

“Reception isn’t good and I don’t have Internet”

“And the room sticky strawberry limbs spaghetti squash sex on the carpet”

“I’m listening to a cricket”

“I guess I love it”


SPF projects is located at 729 Auahi St. The group show opens Thursday, Aug. 7 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will run through Aug. 31. Gallery hours are Mon.–Thu., 7–11 p.m., Sun., 1–5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, click HERE