Brad Tiki Shark Parker Kona Kitsch opening reception features Hawaiian teen-sensation Ukulele Pop-Music star Aidan James and Celebrity Chef Sam Choy
Poster Pop Collection
July 1 – 31, 2016
Opening reception, Friday, July 1, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Brad Tiki Shark Parker is truly a world class, award winning creator of Polynesian Pop Surrealistic Art with a Hawaiian twist. A creative partner of Body Glove, Tiki Farm and numerous international brands, Hawaii’s King of Tiki returns for his fourth Biennial Exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
Parker’s Kona Kitsch explores “souvenir art” and “Hawaiiana” and questions if this art which has been considered “Lowbrow” can be now classified as Fine Art. Kona Kitsch features mediums such as acrylic on canvas, Tapa-Cloth, and Japanese/Hawaiian News-papers, several pencil designs for actual souvenirs designed for the tourist market, as well as some framed pencil studies of Hawaiiana and Hawaiian mythology.
Joining Brad will be Hawaii’s Chef Sam Choy, a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality and founding contributor of Pacific Rim Cuisine as seen on the food network. Brad has deigned a line of Sam Choy kitchen accessories which will be available at the opening.
Also joining the opening festivities will be Aidan James, a world-touring 14 year old singer-songwriter ukulele player.
At just eight years old, Aidan became a YouTube “sensation” when a video of him performing Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” quickly went viral and earned over 20 million views to date. Since appearing in an episode of “Hawaii Five-0” performing that very song, a friendship and mentorship blossomed with lead singer, Pat Monahan, resulting in Aidan’s cameo in “Mermaid”
Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker Website
Aiden James website