we are glad we can finally officially start promoting this exhibition we are in that opens October 11, 2014 at the Japanese American National Museum. “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” will celebrate the 40th anniversary of #HelloKitty and will combine a historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon as well as an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art. This is not the first HK piece we have done - each time I find that when we sit and think about incorporating the character into our world she slips in seamlessly as a narrator protagonist, and make me realize why the character is so appealing - she can represent anyone, and is particularly adept at promoting the positive aspects of the universe effortlessly. With our piece for #HelloKittyJANM, we trusted her to guide us through as we entered into little known waters of new processes to hopefully pull off an artwork that will make a great edition to this exhibition.
Anyway - just the first of probably a few posts detailing the process of this painting leading up to the opening of the exhibition.
Just one week left to support this awesome kickstarter project. It promises to be one hell of an interesting exploration of the creative process of visual artists (including us!). I really like that Allan Amato is tackling this subject with such a diverse group of creators and with a multitude of media - having the artists paint on top of a portrait of themselves alone is a very revealing process, but adding to to that he is interviewing the artists for a documentary feature, and putting together a book and exhibition of the artwork. Take a look at Temple of Art and support!