Discover Yourself in “Shelter,” a New Art Installation by Zachary Angeles

Discover Yourself in “Shelter,” a New Art Installation by Zachary Angeles


Editor’s Be aware, Dec. 28, 11:20 a.m.: The opening of Shelter has been postponed until February. The tale under has been current to mirror the change.


The new yr is the best time to refresh and reassess ourselves right before having on the times to occur. Multimedia artist and art instructor Zachary Angeles is all about self-reflection and self-discovery with his new art set up, Shelter, which opens in February.


Shelter was impressed by the shelter-in-place lockdowns of 2020. Angeles says: “I want persons to reevaluate their ‘shelters.’ I want people today to fully grasp that shelter can be uncovered in lots of locations, but discovering shelter in your self is far more important than you know.”


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Applied as a dance studio and health and fitness center in the building’s past lifestyle as a YMCA, the Mirror Home is an incredible area to expertise dwell musical performances and artwork installations. Just go past the bogs on the initial floor, glimpse for the circle marks on the flooring and stick to them all the way down the extensive hallway right up until you attain the Mirror Area.



The artist himself will be existing to tutorial you on your journey inside of this transformed place. In scenario you are pondering about the mysterious symbols repeated all through his artwork, these are basically letters. “I consider affirmations and poetry I generate, dissect the letters, and repeat them about and more than and in excess of all over again,” Angeles explains. His art follow has a distinctive target on psychological well being, and the use of letters is a new course that developed from his experiences throughout the pandemic. “As an extroverted resourceful, I thrived on the strength I absorbed from going outside and viewing the environment,” he suggests. But for the duration of the lockdown, “I had my very first panic attack in 3 several years and it genuinely threw me as a result of a loop. I commenced to generate affirmations about and over and around yet again right up until I thought them.”


Hisam Headshot Zachary Angeles Credit Courtesy Zachary Angeles

Photograph: Courtesy of Zachary Angeles



“Everyday blooms something gorgeous.

Day-to-day blooms something attractive.

Daily blooms something lovely.”


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Months later on, when it felt like the planet was opening its doorways far more, Angeles made the decision to share people affirmations with the earth. “I recognized that as a great deal I required these affirmations, I realized somebody else out there desired to hear them, also.”


Hisam Zachary Angeles Sealed No 1 Credit Courtesy Zachary Angeles

“Sealed No. 1,” 2020. Picture: Courtesy of Zachary Angeles



Utilizing firsthand experiences as resources of strength and information, Angeles developed applications to instruct some others how to perform by their individual issues. “As a trainer, I educate 2D and 3D contemporary artwork to all ages with the intention of introducing wellness, solutions of coping, and self-discovery through creative imagination. All of my curriculums and courses are operate through the Psychological Health The us of Hawai‘i firm. I am not certified to diagnose any pupil but I am connected with the sources to support students obtain the empowerment they need by way of art.”


Hisam Zachary Angeles Self Inflicted Suffocation Credit Courtesy Zachary Angeles

“Self-Inflicted Suffocation (SIS),” 2020. Photo: Courtesy of Zach Angeles



The new 12 months provides an abundance of exciting options for Angeles, like a collaboration with the yearly Hawai‘i Chamber Audio Pageant and a summer season residency as the featured artist for Passion On Screen at HiSAM. “One of the most important pivots I will be producing this coming yr is achieving out to far more schools, corporations and people to get my teaching curriculums out there. I want individuals to employ art like how I employ artwork, as a device for self-discovery and mechanism for wholesome coping,” he claims. “I think that producing a extra self-informed society only betters the condition of living of its customers. So if everyone has a need for scholar-based mostly social and emotional finding out methods, I would appreciate to be your manual!”


There will be an opening reception sometime in February—we will update this tale when the new day is introduced. The Mirror Home will be open Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., businesses and bigger groups by appointment on other days. Adhere to Zachary Angeles on Instagram: @zachj.angeles


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Lisa Shiroma


Lisa Shiroma is a correspondent for HiSAM and is an artist and art educator. Lisa is the former owner of the HiSAM Museum Gallery Store, which she ran with associates Aly Ishikuni-Sasaki and Travis Sasaki from Mori by Artwork + Flea from 2017 to June 2020.