Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Free Octopus at Paul Who Show


Gabriel Akagawa prepared the gallery owner's- Paul Hopkin's current-to-date favorite food for the art exhibition. Five pounds of baby octopus in a Greek-style marinade were served (for free) to show attendees, Paul's friends, and neighbors.
The baby octopus was purchased from Hopkin's favorite local store. Akagawa experimented with marinades for a week before the show.

Akagawa is pictured at the grill in a black shirt and straw hat.

“Paul Who? And why the !@#$ should I care?” show at "slow" Gallery

Teeshirt design for the group exhibition at slow Gallery in Chicago

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Red River Microloan Project

In 2009 I will exhibit a curatorial project based on the process of microcredit.

From now until then, I will collect funds that will be distributed as small loans to artists who are poor, financially overextended, unemployed, or are in any dire situation that necessitates a micro-loan for an artwork.
Loans must be repaid within one calendar year
. The only contingency will be that the artwork's progress and product has to be documented and exhibited at the 2009 exhibition.
Repayments will transfer to another artist.

If you are interested in donating to this project or featuring its exhibition, please contact me at

Gabriel Bizen Akagawa

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

offset noun |ˈôfˌset; ˈäf-|
1 a consideration or amount that diminishes or balances the effect of a contrary one : an offset against taxable profits.
2 the amount or distance by which something is out of line : these wheels have an offset of four inches.
• Surveying a short distance measured perpendicularly from the main line of measurement.
• Electronics a small deviation or bias in a voltage or current.
3 a side shoot from a plant serving for propagation. • a spur in a mountain range.
4 Architecture a sloping ledge in a wall or other feature where the thickness of the part above is diminished.
5 a bend in a pipe to carry it past an obstacle.
6 [often as adj. ] a method of printing in which ink is transferred from a plate or stone to a uniform rubber surface and from that to the paper.