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FALL 2018

Jelly Beans-E  WHORL / JACQUELINE RUSH LEE
Installation on view September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2018

Jelly Beans-E  EMILY MCILROY (NOCTUARY)
August 20 – September 7, 2018 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  HARRY TSUCHIDANA: WORKS ON PAPER
August 26 – October 5, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5, 2018, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  DOUBLE TAKE: JOHAN GRIMONPREZ
October 21 – December 6, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Information may be subject to change.


HARRY TSUCHIDANA: WORKS ON PAPER

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

HARRY TSUCHIDANA: WORKS ON PAPER
August 26 – October 5, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Special events:

Sunday, August 26
2:00–3:00 p.m., Talk story with Harry Tsuchidana
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception

Exhibition Summary:
More than eighty diverse drawings and paintings on paper are featured in the exhibition Harry Tsuchidana: Works on Paper, on view at The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Although this esteemed living artist has produced an incredible volume of works over the course of his decades-long career and has received much-deserved attention in solo and group exhibitions for his paintings on canvas or board, this is only the second presentation that foregrounds his works on paper. The previous exhibition was held thirty years ago at Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Graphic Arts Gallery.

Rod Bengston, previous gallery director, UHM, selected the works in this exhibition. In conversations with Tsuchidana, Bengston identified seventeen themes and expressions—some of which the artist returned to over and over again throughout decades of his investigations. A selection of Bengston’s notes and observations accompanies the sections in the exhibition.

Recent UHM alumni are also contributing to this exhibition. Joelle Takayama (BFA, 2018) is creating a dynamic fifteen-foot long drawing that portrays the essence of Tsuchidana’s studio. Liezel Bagay (BFA, 2018) is the graphic designer of the accompanying forty-page exhibition catalogue.

Artist Statement:
It’s about the process, not about hitting the target. If you hit the target you are lost.
–Harry Tsuchidana, 2018

Artist Info:
Harry Tsuchidana (b. 1932, Waipahu, O‘ahu) considers himself to be a part of the international modernist art movement. At eighty-six years old, he still wakes at 6:00 a.m. every morning for a full day’s work diligently solving “equations” regarding line, form, color, and composition in his studio situated adjacent to his apartment.

Tsuchidana was among a cohort of young artists from Hawai‘i who found their way to New York in the mid-twentieth century. Along with Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Ralph Iwamoto, Keichi Kimura, Robert Kobayashi, Sueko Matsueda Kimura, Tetsuo Ochikubo, Jerry Okimoto, and Tadashi Sato, the artists found friendship and support, with Isami Doi serving as their mentor.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps (1952–55), Tsuchidana chose to utilize his G.I. Bill for an art education. He first attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., (1955–56), then went to New York City to study at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and later at the Pratt Institute School of Art (1957¬–59). Employed as a night watchman at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, Tsuchidana had the chance to view and study the masterworks over many evenings. Eventually, he felt that he was having conversations with those artists about their works. Tsuchidana also worked in MoMA’s mailroom where he opened a thank you card made with crayons from Pablo Picasso following the exhibition, Picasso: 75th Anniversary.

Tsuchidana received a John Hay Whitney Fellowship (1959). He has participated in numerous exhibitions over his long career. Tsuchidana had his first solo exhibition at the Library of Hawaii (1955), and most recently presented his work in Harry Tsuchidana: A Retrospective, the Honolulu Museum of Arts’ First Hawaiian Center (2016), and Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West, the Honolulu Museum of Art (2017–18).

Sponsors:
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; Women’s Campus Club, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Address, Hours, + Admission:
University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu (UH Mānoa campus)
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Sept. 3, Labor Day.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Harry Tsuchidana
Weed, 1974
tempera on paper
Courtesy of the artist.

Information may be subject to change.

 

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITIONS
Jelly Beans-I  INTERSECTIONS
Jelly Beans-A  ART EVENTS
Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE EVENTS
Jelly Beans-M  MUSEUM

 
2017-2018

Jelly Beans-E  Beauty of Mokuhanga : Discipline & Sensibility
Jelly Beans-E  Tinfish at 22
Jelly Beans-A  Amy Yao : Visiting Artist + Presentation
Jelly Beans-A  Symposium : Tradition and Contemporaneity In the Arts of Asia

 
2016-2017

Jelly Beans-E  12 x 12
Jelly Beans-E  Drew Broderick with Gan Ueda : Diamond Head
Jelly Beans-E  Peter Chamberlain : Aesthetic Surplus Kompany
Jelly Beans-E  Earth, Sky, Time, Light, Space : The Ceramic Art of Wayne Higby
Jelly Beans-E  Goodgirl
Jelly Beans-E  Imayō : Japan’s New Traditionists
Jelly Beans-E  Nick Potter : 1000 Utopias
Jelly Beans-E  Readymade Place
Jelly Beans-E  Markus Vogl + Margarita Benitez : Collider 7 [Voxel]
Jelly Beans-E  Thomas Walker : Painted Forms : Recent Investigations
Jelly Beans-A  Artists In Residence : Map Office
Jelly Beans-A  Roundtable : Art and Critical Geographies In Hawai‘i
Jelly Beans-A  Visiting Scholar/Curator : Defne Ayasi
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Dana Brewer
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Michael Connolley
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features David Harada
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Momoe Nakajima
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Janet Tran
Jelly Beans-M  Fragments & Empire : Cambodian Art from the Angkor Period
Jelly Beans-M  The Laminated Print: Origins + Process of Chine Collé
Jelly Beans-M  Ula Leo / ‘Imaikalani Kalahele + Cory Taum

 
2015-2016

Jelly Beans-E  Andrew Binkley : Portals
Jelly Beans-E  Cephalopod Interface
Jelly Beans-E  Chris Bird Jones : ohi, ho’ahu, gather, casglu
Jelly Beans-E  Extended Personhood—An Exhibition of Postcards from Hawai‘i Between 1898 – 1920
Jelly Beans-E  Kelly Ciurej : Foreign Fruit
Jelly Beans-E  Jan Dickey : Pieces of Napoleon Blownapart
Jelly Beans-E  Groeniger [Meta]
Jelly Beans-E  Hunt+Gather
Jelly Beans-E  New New York : Abstract Painting in the 21st Century
Jelly Beans-E  KALO
Jelly Beans-E  Under Pressure: Editioned Prints from ART 318, Intermediate Printmaking
Jelly Beans-E  Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura
Jelly Beans-E  KALO
Jelly Beans-E  Selections from the Collection of Arm & Roller Press
Jelly Beans-E  Ways of Looking
Jelly Beans-I  Julia Bryan-Wilson
Jelly Beans-I  Andrea Dezsö
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Percy Lam
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Erin Marquez
Jelly Beans-S  Waikiki Parc Features Shannon Webb

 
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MERGE: 2018 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

MERGE: 2018 BFA Exhibition
features works by BFA students in graphic design + studio art

April 22 – May 11, 2018
Commons Gallery (graphic design BFA)
The Art Gallery (studio art BFA)

Sunday, April 22
2–3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3–5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery

Wednesday, April 25
3:30 Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery
Hinahina Gray
Ali McGaffney
Marisa Takauchi
Helena Noordhoff

Wednesday, May 2
3:30 Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery
Maria Ahsing
Joelle Takayama
Christine Gempisao
Todd Sato

MERGE: 2018 BFA Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of nearly 30 forthcoming graduates from the BFA program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Each student’s thoughts, concepts and manifestations near the completion of coursework towards a BFA degree are highlighted in this exhibition.

This group exhibition is a culmination of a semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice. Their work in graphic design, drawing and painting, glass, ceramics, fiber, printmaking, photography, and sculpture show a diverse range of ideas and techniques. The Graphic Design program presents its 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.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.


MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE 2018

Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

MOTHER’S DAY CERAMICS + GLASS SALE 2018

May 4 – 6, 2018 / ART Building, Ceramics Studio

The annual Mother’s Day Ceramic + Glass Sale features great gifts for your mother, grandmother, aunt, or grad! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Dates & Hours:

May 4 – 6:
10 am – 4 pm

Directions + where to park
Parking fees may apply.

For more information contact Professor Rick Mills at rlmills@hawaii.edu or 808-956-5258


THE EXTENDED HAWAIIAN BODY

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

The Extended Hawaiian Body
March 4 – May 4, 2018
John Young Museum of Art

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2018
3-5 p.m. at the Art Gallery
Combined reception for the openings for The Extended Hawaiian Body, Material Slip at the Commons Gallery, and 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions at The Art Gallery, UHM

The Extended Hawaiian Body features works by:
Maile Andrade
Kaili Chun
Kaui Chun
April Drexel
Noelle Kahanu
Kapulani Landgraf
Marques Marzan
Maika’i Tubbs

Artists participating in this exhibition deal with various aspects of the Hawaiian body extended. This can involve kino lau, the many physical forms taken by Hawaiian akua (deities) or ‘aumakua (family deities), but the concept applies to other metaphoric extensions of the collective Hawaiian “body” as well. Artists may address aspects of (reactions to) colonialism as well as the post/colonial Hawaiian body.

Dr. Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history at UHM, is the curator of this exhibition.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends; Spring break Mar. 26 – 30.

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image (top):
Kaui Chun
Kū I Mauli Ola, Standing in the Essence, 2002-2018
mylar, ink
96 x 144 inches


JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE / Kensington Blues: Philadelphia’s Opioid Epidemic Revealed

Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

Kensington Blues: Philadelphia’s Opioid Epidemic Revealed
AN ARTIST TALK BY JEFFREY STOCKBRIDGE

WHEN : Tuesday 4/24 from 6 to 730pm
WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101)

Jeffrey Stockbridge presents the evolution of Kensington Blues. Spanning 5 years, from 2008-2013, Stockbridge photographed and interviewed people struggling with addiction along Kensington Avenue in North Philadelphia. Beginning as a personal project, Kensington Blues later became a blog and eventually a book. Featuring audio recordings, videos and photographs, Stockbridge will discuss how the project changed over the years as he developed a strong connection with the neighborhood. More at kensingtonblues.com.

BIO : Jeffrey Stockbridge is a photographer and fine art printer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Delaware Art Museum. In 2010, Stockbridge was nominated for the Taylor-Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and he was recently shortlisted for both the Lange-Taylor Prize and the Center For Documentary Studies First Book Prize. In 2014, Stockbridge’s series Kensington Blues, was accepted into Review Santa Fe and awarded a Critical Mass Top 50 Winner by Photo Lucida. Stockbridge is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in print and web publications such as The NY Times Magazine, Time Magazine, National Geographic, The Telegraph UK, LensCulture, Conscientious, and Feature Shoot. Stockbridge’s book Kensington Blues was released in 2017.

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MATERIAL SLIP

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

MATERIAL SLIP
March 4 – April 6, 2018
Commons Gallery

Special Events:
Free and open to the public

Combined opening receptions for:
Material Slip, Commons Gallery, UHM
2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, The Art Gallery, UHM
The Extended Hawaiian Body, John Young Museum of Art, UHM
Sunday, March 4
2:30 – 3:00 p.m., Artist talk by Visiting Artist Io Palmer, Commons Gallery
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Reception, The Art Gallery

LECTURE by Margery Amdur : Between-My-Selves
Tuesday, March 6 at 3:30pm, room 308

Artists Margery Amdur (Philadelphia, PA), Diana Baumbach (Laramie, Wyoming), Josephine Cachemaille (Auckland, NZ), Michelle Forsyth (Toronto, Canada), Wendy Kawabata (Honolulu, Hawaii), and Io Palmer (Pullman, WA) isolate and subvert materials to pose questions about the role of materials and the handmade in the 21st century. In this exhibition the artists present work that has developed out of similar methodologies, but is visually distinct.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; SEED IDEAS, UHM; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; and anonymous donors.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Margery Amdur
Amass #17, 2017
Hand-cut, manipulated, and sealed miniature foam constructions, ink, gouache, pastel pigment, canvas
8′ x 10′ x 15″ – 24″
Courtesy of the artist


2018 MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITIONS

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed: UH Manoa MFA Show by Noe Tanigawa, Arts & Culture Reporter, Hawaii Public Radio

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.

Opening reception
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thesis defenses
Fridays
March 9, 11:00 a.m. Terra Keck
March 9, 1:00 p.m. Atis Puampai
March 23, 11:00 a.m. Khari Saffo
March 23, 1:00 p.m. Robert Flowers
April 6, 10:00 a.m. Nisha Pinjani
April 6, 2:00 p.m. Chiho Ushio

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, the titles of their exhibitions, and their areas of specialization are:

Robert Flowers, Self Portrait: You and I, glass
Terra Keck, Secondhand Smoke, printmaking
Nisha Pinjani, Transgressing Boundaries, printmaking
Atis Puampai, Ancient Light, photography
Khari Saffo, Cool Kool Shirts Presents: Thot Collection Series 1 by Dana Jones, sculpture
Chiho Ushio, 響 (Hibiki) – Resonance, printmaking

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Images (clockwise from top left): Terra Keck; Nisha Pinjani; Robert Flowers; Chiho Ushio, Atis Puampai, Kharo Saffo.

 

ROBERT FLOWERS

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

On view as part of 2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

SELF PORTRAIT: YOU AND I by Robert Flowers

ARTIST STATEMENT:
As an artist, I feel an obligation to strive for a panoptic view of the things around me. I am a student of the arts, and feel connected to the long arc of art history. My practice involves observing the relationships between objects as well as relationships between people and how interactions between the two occur. I believe it is the responsibility of an artist to walk on the edge of the expected, to try and create new meaning based on experience, sparking discourse or discussion. I think it is important to look at the tough, obnoxious, and unpleasant to find a way to re-present them in a new manner, not necessarily as a matter of beauty itself, but rather to do so in a way that makes addressing them an easier pill to swallow. I create work that facilitates
movements between historical and contemporary conditions, between simple daily life and paradigm-shifting thought or action.

The 21st century has offered us a wide range of new and innovative ways to communicate, conduct research, build capital, and express creativity. These technologies have permeated nearly all aspects of everyday life in some way or another, dominating the way we receive information, socialize, and create. Through the glass screens of our televisions, computers, and cellular devices we construct our realities and portray ourselves over these networks. More and more we are becoming removed from the sources of actual physical experiences, and trapped in a larger continuum of removed experience and multiplicity. It is confusing and chaotic at times, and easy to get distracted from real experiences. Along with seeing the onset of the new millennia, most of my existence in this world has coincided with numerous wars and other struggles worldwide. Witness to the events of 9/11 and the rise of the
terrorism right alongside the rise of the reality television star. Political systems have crumbled, nuclear armament is back on the rise. Rather than finding some common ground we can all stand on, there is just more and more stratification. It seems we are always anxiously on the brink of something out of our control. It is through the process of building of a solid glass wall that I examine the mechanisms of social constructionand the systems that control how it emerges and can be exploited. I’m interested in how shared assumptions about reality influence identity and how a change in material might skew our typical understanding about these assumptions.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.

Opening reception
Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Thesis defense
Friday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.

DESCRIPTION:
I create work that facilitates movements between historical and contemporary conditions, between simple daily life and paradigm-shifting thought or action. Made from over 700 individual handmade cast glass bricks, and weighing in at over 4,000 pounds, Self Portrait: You and I is the largest sculpture I have ever made. The bricks were assembled into a glass wall/screen inside a fabricated steel frame. The transparent nature of glass suggests a possibility for better interaction of contentious parties—represented in my work purely as a function of the material. As our country is ever more divided over identity politics and other social constructions, it is my belief that we need more transparency and discourse.

Instagram: @formerly_functioning

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30;
Easter, Apr. 1.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 27 – 29.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Student Activity and Program Fee Board, UHM; and anonymous donors.

Image (top):
Robert Flowers
Work-in-progress, 2017

 


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