14.11.11 by Jeff

Re-imagine childhood drawings

A brilliant show called “Homeroom” just opened at Subtext Gallery! 20 artists re-imagine works from their childhood.

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Soey Milk

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Sean Mahan

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Harmony Gong

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Homeroom show at Subtext Gallery - reinterpreting childhood drawings

Katherine Brannock

Homeroom
November 11th – December 11th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11th, 6-10pm
Food available from Chubby’s Food Truck from 6-8pm
Live performance by Roswell That Ends Well at 9pm

Fingerpaints, crayons, chalk and color pencils. We were all budding artists in childhood, and we had the freedom to create every mystical creature and dream we envisioned. The early years were full of drawings that were Guest curated by Christina ConwayHomeroom attempts to rediscover the nostalgia of youth and innocent creativity. Each artist for this exhibition found a piece from their childhood and reinterpreted it in their current style.

Featured artists include: Allison SommersAudrey KawasakiCelëne PetrulakChris RyniakDadu ShinHarmony GongJAW CooperJeyaJennifer DavisJUURIKatherine BrannockKelly VivancoLeung Ka-YinMartin HsuNaoshiNimit MalaviaSean MahanSoey MilkTran NguyenYoskay Yamamoto and Zoë Williams.

 

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Joseph V.

    Oh my! I have done this with many of my childhood drawings! My favorite was a drawing I did in my childhood bathroom, on the sink’s counter top. I can still remember it as if I were there drawing it as I imagine myself as a child.

    The drawing was of a flower, with a 2D butt, pushing out long, straggly feces. I redid the drawing about a year ago in more of a 3D, polished look. I believe I used watercolor to brighten the old pen drawing up. It came out great!

    I’ve always loved this idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Wow, this is awesome! Wish I could go and see this exhibition!

  • lapetitefaon

    what a brilliant concept!

  • LOVE IT!

  • Wish I knew how to remove the creative block that seems to get
    More and more prevalent as we age and are taught to clolor the sky blue and grass green. I was so imaginative and creative as a child, and I was also super emotional and sensitive. I used to have “night-terrors”( much worse, rare, and terrifying for a child).i had them for 10 years, from approx age 12- 22) . As I got older I learned to wake myself up out of them by turning on all the lights and closing and opening my eyes , shaking my head hard until the apparition would finally disappear. If I had known I’d forget my creative side as much as I have, I would have kept a dream journal and drawn the monsters, crazy balls of lights, paintings in my room that would come to life in my night terrors, and also recorded the narratives that were so fantastical, in a funny, beautiful, and off the wall way- and I’d be set for life with inspiration . Thanks for this post – you have inspired me to somehow reach into the past to wake some demons and storytellers from the terrors of my childhood(I am 41 now.)

  • I love this. I have been collecting my younger cousins drawings, I miss the lack of fear we had as a child, we drew from an innate skill that was only judged by ourselves. Ken robinson quotes an anecdote of a teacher viewing a drawing a child drew of God, she asked the child ‘But no one knows what God looks like’ and the child replied ‘Now they do’. peace x

  • michelle mateo

    I got to see this in real life.
    It was great :)
    and it was SO much fun to draw with all those cute markers and crayons that you would have had when you were little

  • Great idea! Love the art





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OURO Collective – photo by Teppei Tanabe

 

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Vancouver producer, Kutcorners – photo by Hana Pesut

 

Jeff Hamada: How would you describe the music you make?

Kutcorners: This is always a hard question, because I actually like to make many different types of music. But ultimately things under “Kutcorners” usually are a derivative of R&B music, old or new, with a twist.

I sometimes say I make “pop” music, but my music isn’t really that popular in the traditional sense. More like “pop art” really.

Jeff Hamada: I like the idea that it’s pop art. Who are some of the artists influencing you right now?

Kutcorners: Mura Masa, Toro Y Moi or Les Sins, Caribou, Dj Dahi, Knxwledge, Pomo, Kaytranada, U-Tern (Oliver), Nosaj Thing, Prince and MJ will inspire me forever.

 

If you don’t have Spotify you can listen to the tracks here.

 

Jeff Hamada: Had you ever collaborated with dancers prior to this project with OURO?

Kutcorners: No, this is the first time and I hope to do more of it.

Jeff Hamada: That would be cool to see an on-going thing. How would you describe the work that they’re creating?

Kutcorners: I would describe it as a melange of disciplines coming together to form a modern take on traditional dance performance. It’s very refreshing and inspiring work.

Jeff Hamada: Can you talk a little bit about the experience of watching their rehearsals and then turning that into sounds?

Kutcorners: Well, we talked a lot about sounds they like when they rehearse, which gave me inspiration to draw from idea I had started already, and also on some new arrangements.

Getting people to describe sounds they like can be quite hard, because people hear sounds and articulate them differently from person to person. It’s fun to hear how we all describe the sounds we like and how they affect movement.

 

 

Jeff Hamada: Did this experience offer any sort of new perspective on your work?

Kutcorners: Yeah, it showed me that I make movements in music too quick! It’s more effective to use little sounds and build things slowly rather than to cram everything in to a 3-minute song.

Dance is very much related to how music works and why it’s made. In retrospect, I would have benefitted from dancing more in my life. It really helps connect you to the physical side of music, which is so important when creating it.

Jeff Hamada: What things are you working on now?

Kutcorners: I’m working on making more original music for my own releases, which I plan to put out on record and online. Working with singers too, to help bring these instrumentals to life.

 

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OURO Collective Website

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