Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays April 15, 22, 29 until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday April 29, 2016, 6–8:30pm
Painter Chad Hasegawa will be showing a series of large-scale portraits of artists–including Keith Haring, Chuck Close, Joan Mitchell, Ai Weiwei, amongst others–alongside a series of minimal abstract work. Taking inspiration from the long-standing practice of artists creating self-portraits, Hasegawa doesn’t paint himself, rather he paints artists who have influenced and inspired him. He is known for his bold and colorful use of latex paint in both his public murals and paintings on canvas. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to work directly with Hasegawa on a large collaborative painting, working with the same brushes and paints he typically uses, and learning his technique of applying paint onto a canvas with oversize brushes.
Chad Hasegawa was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i and moved to San Francisco in 2000. He received his BFA in advertising from the Academy of Art University and worked for top agencies, including Venables Bell & Partners and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. After leaving advertising, he concentrated on creating street murals and canvases for gallery exhibitions. Hasegawa has completed murals throughout San Francisco, and also in Venice, CA, Honolulu, HI, Wynwood, FL, and Basel, Switzerland. He has been awarded residencies at Recology and 509 Cultural Center. He has exhibited his paintings locally at The Luggage Store Gallery, 941 Geary, White Walls, and at Vertical Gallery in Chicago, and at the Honolulu Academy of Art Museum.
Image: Chad Hasegawa, Keith Haring, 2015. Latex on canvas. 48 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist