Between June 2014 and September 2015, Deuxmers Publishing operated an office/gallery space in the Chinatown Artist Lofts, Mendonca Building at 1116 Smith Street, Honolulu. The venue closed due to the renovations at the Mendonca Building. A new location or date has not been scheduled. The following are from the shows that were held at the gallery.


Imposition
IMPOSITION

Girls I Know
images by Omer Kursat
June 5 through August 28, 2015

Omer reveals representative transformations of prefigured identities free of decorative intent and expressive of an assertive patriarchal individuality, illustrative of the objectification of women as non-arbitrary subjects incarcerated by streamlined juxtapositions to become characters that separate themselves from the source, forcing an enigmatic identity to become metaphorical and mythological demonic subjects of men.

Imposition is an impassioned “objective” work devoid of complicity, as an artificially contrived literary and literal inversion influenced by the tension of a struggle between two opposing forces immersed in the continuum of a visual-virtual culture. Imposition celebrates the unintentional intersections of an assimilative entanglement that appropriate iconography and symbolism as incarnations of an intimate relationship to destabilize and manipulate modern human identity.





Vulnerable

photographs by Kaveh Kardan
April 3 - 25, 2015

“It takes strength to let oneself be vulnerable.”

Kaveh describes the awkwardness of the unnatural social interaction between himself and his models using an observation by Richard Avedon: “a relationship of intense, unearned intimacy.” The success of the partnership—to create the opportunity to photograph a moment of undeniable emotional truth—requires the ability of the photographer to establish trust and collaboration with strong-willed and confident subjects.

Vulnerable presents selected images from various series that were shot in New Zealand over a period of three years.





Dancing in the Dark
images from thirtyninehotel
by Omer Kursat
December 5, 2014 - March 15, 2015


Click here for images from the show.





Hang the Jury!

Rejected Works
October 3 - 23, 2014

Omer Kursat presents a collection of his photographs that were rejected by various local and international juried competitions. Omer recognizes the inner workings and the value of the selection process, and the many reasons that may lie behind the rejections, however the title of his show reflects his true feelings about juried shows, as well as his dislike of exams, quizzes, applications, licenses, petitions, forms, approvals, sanctions, permits and permissions, and authority in general.





Young Turks
by Omer Kursat
August 1 - September 26, 2014

Selected images from the book of the same name. The photographs in the book were shot in Turkey in the seventies, a collection of 52 portraits depicting “a story of coming of age, of love and beauty.”

Omer, who grew up in Turkey until college years, states that the decision to publish the images was made during the weeks of the Gezi Park protests of 2013 in Istanbul, in recognition of the new generation, “that their hair may forever flow freely, unveiled, and free of tear gas.”