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EXHIBITIONS

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FALL 2014 / SPRING 2015 SCHEDULE

RE / CHARTING : BRYAN CZIBESZ + SHAWN SPANGLER
[The Art Gallery]
August 25 – September 19, 2014

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES : DORIS’ LEFTOVERS ARRANGED BY GAYE & MARY
[Commons Gallery]
August 31 – October 3, 2014

BINDING & LOOPING : TRANSFER OF PRESENCE IN CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC ART
[The Art Gallery]
October 5 – December 5, 2014

SALLY IS IN THE BUILDING!
[Commons Gallery]
November 2 – 14, 2014

2015 MFA EXHIBITIONS
[The Art Gallery]
January 18 – February 13, 2015

ON O‘AHU : TWO VIEWS
[The Art Gallery]
March 1 – April 10, 2015

2015 BFA EXHIBITION
[The Art Gallery]
April 26 – May 15, 2015

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2015 MFA EXHIBITIONS

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2015 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
January 18 – February 13, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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The graduate program at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is a comprehensive and diverse center for the graduate study of the visual arts and Asian and Pacific art history. The exciting thesis exhibitions are part of a demanding course of study, production, and review. MFA candidates concurrently present new and engaging works that demonstrate each artist’s caliber of ideas, skills, awareness of the global context within which art is created and circulated, and critically engaged artistic practice. The artists and their areas of specialization are: Hugh Cannon (painting), Jennifer Chua (ceramics), and Tom Walker (painting). Each artist’s work is presented in a separate section of the gallery.

Sunday, January 18
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Reception
Music by Sunrise Quartet
Musicians: Aisha Kadomatsu, violin; Romee Gaoiran, violin;
Tyler Katsura, viola & violin; Daniel Lucas, cello.
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Friday, January 30
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists; reception
1:00 pm, Jennifer Chua, Always Petal by Petal
1:30 pm, Hugh Cannon, Reliquaries
2:00 pm, Tom Walker, Sequence
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

ARTIST STATEMENTS:

Hugh Cannon presents Reliquaries, a series of paintings
The images I create draw heavily from the nostalgic, the decorative and the devotional. They result from the diaspora of raising a child in a culture outside of my own. Pieced together memories mythologized and juxtaposed against the new, my work explores the loop between past and present while at the same time documenting the intensely personal and the everyday.

Jennifer Chua presents Always Petal by Petal, an installation of glass and porcelain
I have been reflecting upon the nature of productivity, and the nuanced relationship between effort and value. As part of this investigation on what “counts” as work, I have been repeating a single small gesture: one hand gently presses into the other with a minimal amount of porcelain, leaving a faint impression of a simple, discrete act. An accumulated mass of thousands of delicate porcelain pieces created through the same soothing, repetitive process, Always Petal by Petal is an affirmation that small actions can have big impact.

Tom Walker presents Sequence, a series of acrylic paintings
Sequence is a series of acrylic paintings that are directly influenced by our perceptions of color and depth from digital mediums. By utilizing chromostereopsis, a phenomenon in optics that can only occur on a flat surface and gives the illusion of depth through unique chromatic relationships, this body of work bridges the notions of depth and flatness within contemporary painting and demonstrates the influence that digital mediums play on these impressions.

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ON O‘AHU: TWO VIEWS

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ON O‘AHU : TWO VIEWS 
March 1 – April 10, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Sunday, March 1
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with Phil Jung + Joseph Maida
3-5 pm, Reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Tuesday, March 3
5:15-5:50 pm, Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture by Joseph Maida, Intersections Visiting Artist
Art Auditorium

Tuesday, April 7
5:15-5:50 pm, Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture by Phil Jung
Art Auditorium

Phil Jung investigates the direct and indirect effects of O‘ahu’s changing population on its limited resources. While photographing the island’s diverse social landscape, he explores the ways that cultural identity, wealth distribution, social mobility and gentrification factor into its current demographics. These photos act as a loose narrative of contemporary culture in Hawai‘i and its ever-changing population.

Joseph Maida presents New Natives, a group of portraits of aspiring male models of mixed ethnicity and race from Hawai‘i. The subjects were scouted from New York through social media and photographed in their local terrain around the metropolis of Honolulu. Drawing from Hawaii’s royal history as well as its Eastern and Western influences, this series introduces visions of masculinity, identity, and sexuality that upend conventional hegemony on multiple registers.

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2015 BFA Exhibition

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2015 BFA EXHIBITION
April 26 – May 15, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Sunday, April 26
2-3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3-5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of forthcoming graduates from the B.F.A. program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The work by all of the art students is a culmination of a semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice. The Graphic Design program presents their students’ work in The Commons Gallery. The works of the students in the Studio Art program are featured at The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Their pieces in ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, photography, performance, printmaking, and sculpture show a diverse range of ideas and techniques.

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SALLY IS IN THE BUILDING!

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SALLY FRENCH

Exhibition / SALLY IS IN THE BUILDING !
November 2 – 14, 2014
Commons Gallery

Sunday, November 2
3:30-5:00 pm
Opening Reception, Commons Gallery

Monday, November 3

    5:15 – 5:50
    Reception, ART Auditorium

    6:00 – 7:30 pm
    Art Talk
    Tainted Waters: Sampling the Mind-Spring of Sally French
    ART Auditorium

Kaua’i artist Sally French will present an exhibition that will feature selected works produced during her Spring 2014 Artist in Residence at the Department of Art & Art History.

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm, Su 12–4 pm
Closed Sat.; Nov. 4, Election Day; Nov. 11, Veterans Day
Admission to exhibition and talk is free. Parking fees may apply.

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BINDING & LOOPING : TRANSFER OF PRESENCE IN CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC ART

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BINDING & LOOPING : TRANSFER OF PRESENCE IN CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC ART
October 5 – December 5, 2014

Binding and Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art brings together artists from Hawai‘i and the Pacific for whom fiber and concepts of binding are both a respected tradition and an inspiration for contemporary art. In their individual ways, these artists consider their indigenous binding and looping customs and at the same time incorporate different media to create new works in sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, and video. The exhibition includes work by artists from Hawai‘i, Tonga, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Micronesia. Dr. Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is the curator. The artists include: Bernice Akamine, Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, Brett Graham, Patsy Herman, Angelina Jilak, Florence Jaukae, Noelle Kahanu, Cathy Kata, Maria Kenda, Kapulani Landgraf, Marques Marzan, Moana Nepia, Ani O’Neill, Su‘a Sulu‘ape Petelo Alaiva‘a, Lisa Reihana, Filipe Tohi, Maika‘i Tubbs, Michel Tuffery, Sheyne Tuffery, Christina Wirihana.

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MOANA NEPIA : ARTSPEAK AT THE COMMONS GALLERY

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ARTSPEAK / LANGUAGES OF CREATIVITY
October 5 – October 31, 2014
UHM Commons Gallery

ARTSPEAK aims to stimulate discussion among Pacific Island artists about the different languages, vocabulary and concepts they use to articulate contemporary creative practice. Transformed into a communication hub for live, recorded and interactive elements, the gallery includes a video installation with flat-screen monitors and wifi Internet connection, live and recorded conversations from selected participants in different locations, alongside original videographic artwork and documentaries. Chairs and mats in the space provide visitors opportunities for discussions, interviews, and practical workshops—functioning as a studio to record conversations and commentary to be broadcast through the Internet and to participants across the Pacific.This exhibition is curated by Moana Nepia, Assistant Professor, UHM Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

http://artspeak2014.wordpress.com/

Friday, Oct. 31
Closing events for ARTSPEAK
Art Auditorium
2 – 3 p.m.
Shigeyuki Kihara lecture presentation and hosted feedback session

Commons Gallery
3 –5 p.m.
Performance and installation event by PACS 492 Students

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CABINET OF CURIOSITIES : DORIS’ LEFTOVERS ARRANGED BY GAYE & MARY

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CABINET OF CURIOSITIES : DORIS’ LEFTOVERS ARRANGED BY GAYE & MARY
August 31 – September 26
Commons Gallery

Cabinet of Curiosities is a new series of exhibitions at the Commons Gallery. Each installment will feature the collections of two UH Manoa faculty members — collections that in some way inform their research and/or creative practice. Doris’ Leftovers Arranged by Gaye & Mary features objects belonging to professors Mary Babcock and Gaye Chan.

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RE / CHARTING : BRYAN CZIBESZ + SHAWN SPANGLER

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RE / CHARTING : BRYAN CZIBESZ + SHAWN SPANGLER
August 25 – September 19, 2014
The Art Gallery
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Sunday, August 31
2-3 pm, Public lecture
“Re / Charting”
Bryan Czibesz + Shawn Spangler
ART Auditorium
3-5 pm, Reception
The Art Gallery

Tuesday, September 2,
ART Auditorium
5:15-5:50 pm, Reception

6-7:30 pm, Public lecture
“Technology, Prosthesis, and Material Practice”
Bryan Czibesz, Intersections Visiting Artist

The practice of ceramic is implicitly tied to ideas of culture, labor, art, utility, and technology. These issues will be explored in the exhibition Re / Charting, featuring the individual and collaborative work of Bryan Czibesz and Shawn Spangler. Focusing on the differences and similarities between hand-forming processes and digital reproduction technologies, the show not only probe how new tools can be used in the creation of new forms and surfaces, but also considers theoretical questions regarding the slippery boundaries between convention and invention. Czibesz is an Assistant Professor at the State University of New York, New Paltz. Spangler is the newest faculty member at the Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaii at Manoa. They have been collaborating since 2010.

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EXHIBITION ARCHIVE

2013-2014

Convergence: Glitch, Click, Thunk, Featuring Mark Amerika
YUAN by Beili Liu

2012-2013

Video Choreo
Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikiki
Picturing the Ryukus: Images of Okinawa in Japanese Artworks
Phoebe Cummings: Cella

2011-2012

East West Ceramics Collaboration V
FAX

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

Island to Island: A Collaboration Between Three International Universities

2006-2007

2005-2006

Making Connections: Treasures from the University of Hawai‘i Library
Painting with Threads: The Art of Japanese Embroidery

2004-2005

Echoes of an Island Culture: An Introduction to the Art of Lampung, Indonesia
Labor and Leisure

2003-2004

Chinese Ceramics Today

2002-2003

East West Ceramics Collaboration III
Pattern and Purpose: Japanese Fishermen’s Coats of Awaji Island
Private Passions II

2001-2002

Théâtre de la Mode
A Tradition of Excellence

2000-2001

Drawing 2000: Stretching the Point
Ho‘I I Ka Pu‘ulo (Contemporary Hawaiian Art)
A Transient World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Tadashi Goino Collection

1999-2000

Private Passions I
The 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

1998-1999

At Home & Abroad: 20 Contemporary Filipino Artists
The Last Dreams of the Millennium: The Reemergence of British Romantic Painting

1997-1998

Crossings ’97: France/Hawai‘i
Huc Luquiens’s Hawaii: Prints 1918–1950
Midwest Photography Invitational IX

1996-1997

Selections 6: Works from the Polaroid Collection
A Journey through Chinese Hell: Hell Scrolls of Taiwan
The 6th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

1995-1996

East West Ceramics Collaboration II
Asia-Pacific Rim Sculpture Exhibition
Naked Truths

1994-1995

Sum of the Parts
Contemporary East European Ceramics
The City: Architecture & Culture

1993-1994

Te Waka Toi: Contemporary Maori Art of New Zealand
The 5th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
On Heavenly Wings: Birds and Aspirations
Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art
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THE JOHN YOUNG MUSEUM OF ART

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ART Building / 2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

Fall + Spring Semester Hours
M-F 10am - 4pm, Su 12 - 4pm, closed holidays

Email:  gallery@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808.956.6888

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