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Mac James
updated: 10/03/2012
website: www.macjamesonkauai.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Baitball
Aloha Ke Na Mano (Love For The Shark)
Heiau
The Twins
The Seer
U Go Boy!
Alala
Kidnapped
Shark Fin Soup
The Salt Akua
The Glass Ball Coming Ashore at Anahola Bay
Monkeypod Thinking
Big Blue
Mandala (Beneath the Albizia Tree)
Snapped
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, documentary, nature, narrative, social criticism
 
 
Baitball by Mac James
Baitball
Oil + graphite on seamed canvas sailcloth over veneer
2009
64" x  96"  x 2" 
Aloha Ke Na Mano (Love For The Shark) by Mac James
Aloha Ke Na Mano (Love For The Shark)
Red dirt + oil on canvas
2011
42" x  70" 
Heiau by Mac James
Heiau
Graphite and red dirt on canvas
2012
44" x  64" 
The Twins by Mac James
The Twins
Oil + graphite on canvas
2008 -2009
60" x  45.5"  x 2" 
The Seer by Mac James
The Seer
Oil + graphite on veneer
2010
60 " x  48" 
U Go Boy! by Mac James
U Go Boy!
Oil + graphite on canvas
2008 - 2009
56" x  75"  x 2" 
Alala by Mac James
Alala
Oil + graphite on veneer
2008
47" x  32"  x 2" 
Kidnapped by Mac James
Kidnapped
Oil + graphite on canvas
2008
48" x  46"  x 2" 
Shark Fin Soup by Mac James
Shark Fin Soup
Oil + graphite on canvas over wood
2009
24" x  24"  x 2" 
The Salt Akua by Mac James
The Salt Akua
Oil,graphite, rain, sun, red dirt, mold, sea salt, seawater on seamed sailcloth
2010
78" x  120"  x 3" 
The Glass Ball Coming Ashore at Anahola Bay by Mac James
The Glass Ball Coming Ashore at Anahola Bay
Oil + graphite on canvas
2009
54" x  60"  x 2" 
Monkeypod Thinking by Mac James
Monkeypod Thinking
Oil, graphite, rain, sun, red dirt, mold, sea salt, seawater on seamed sailcloth
2009
94" x  78"  x 2" 
Big Blue by Mac James
Big Blue
Graphite on gessoed canvas
2012
52" x  60" 
Mandala (Beneath the Albizia Tree) by Mac James
Mandala (Beneath the Albizia Tree)
Graphite on gessoed canvas
2012
40" x  30" 
Snapped by Mac James
Snapped
Graphite on gessoed canvas
2012
52" x  42" 

Artist Statement

Aloha,

On Kaua'i nearly ten years after a lifetime in Los Angeles and New York has afforded me a second chance at a hindsight and kinship with nature that was overwhelming growing up in Florida; but lapsed as an adult absorbed by modern life and urban sprawl.

Clarity is easy here. One wakes up and sees what nature is doing today, be it calm or angry you follow the path set forth by the unparalleled genuis of the evolution of Earth.

Since arriving I have been working on an ongoing narrative series of works combining fact and local story; recording and commenting on issues at hand here on Kaua'i and throughout Polynesia. Drawing and inscribing text and field data primarily in graphite on raw and frescoed canvas and oil.

I find drawing immediate, fluid and raw while recording eye and hand in sync and in real time; especially on site. Drawing strips away the travelogue of bright color to a contemporary truth of an event or news either seen read or heard over the infamous coconut wireless. Submitted here are works that convey a combination of true and inspired circumstances and technique.

Mac James

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions

2010

galerie 103, IKAIKA (To Be Strong), Paintings + Sculpture, Kauai, Hawaii 

2008

Kauai Museum, True Story Still Going On Kaua'i, Hawaii Paintings + Drawings 2004-8, 2009, Kauai, HI

2007

Time/Space Gallery, Feeding On Kaua'i, Hanapepe, HI

2003

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Unature, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2002

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, New Work, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

1998

Lucas Schoormans / Susan Jensen, New Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA

1996

Jugendhilfe Galerie, City Views + Urban Creatures, Dusseldorf, German

Lincoln Center, New York Anatomy Lesson, Paintings, Collages + Works On Paper?Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, New York, NY

1995

Barbara Braathen Gallery, Paintings + Works on Paper, Soho, NY

1993

Tribeca Gallery, New Paintings, Tribeca, NY

1991

Thomas Solomon’s Garage, New Works, Los Angeles, CA

1991

Iccan Gallery, Paintings 1984-1990, Los Angeles, CA

1986

Himovitz/Salamon Gallery, New Paintings, Sacramento, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2002 – 2010

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Invitational Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2008

The Arts At Mark's Garage, Eco-Logic, Invitational Exhibition, Honolulu, HI

2007

Kauai Society of Artists, Art Kauai 2007, Juried Exhibition, Kauai, HI

2005

Ace Gallery, The Great Peace March, Los Angeles, CA

Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Invitational

Contemporary Arts at Ala Moana Center, New Paintings By Mac James at Chanel, Honolulu, HI

Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA



2002 -2004

Laguna Museum, Summer Group Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

2000

Nautica Gallery, Group Summer Show, Quogue, New York, NY

1994

Union League Gallery, Three Painters, New York, NY

1993

Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, Wildlife, New York, NY

1990

Thomas Solomon's Garage, Annual Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

A.T.L.A. (Alternative Space Los Angeles), Invitational Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

Parker-Zanic Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, LosAngeles, CA1989

Parker-Zanic Gallery, 200 Los Angeles Painters, Los Angeles, CA