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SPRING 2017

Jelly Beans-E  WHORL / JACQUELINE RUSH LEE
Installation on view September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2017

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES DANA BREWER
February 9 – March 31, 2017 / Waikiki Parc Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  12″ x 12″
February 20 – March 10, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A   Artists in Residence: MAP OFFICE
February 27 – March 10, 2017

Jelly Beans-A   MUSIC @ART – Lunchtime Concert
Wednesday, March 1, 12:00-1:30 pm / ART Breezeway

Jelly Beans-E  ULA LEO / ‘IMAIKALANI KALAHELE + CORY TAUM
March 3 – May 5, 2017 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-E  2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 5 – April 7, 2017 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-A   Visiting Scholar/Curator : DEFNE AYAS
Lecture: Art in the Age of Crisis

Friday, March 10, 2017, 4pm / ART Auditorium

Jelly Beans-A   ROUNDTABLE: ART AND CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES IN HAWAI‘I
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 12pm / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-E  DIAMOND HEAD / DREW BRODERICK WITH GAN UYEDA
March 13 – April 7, 2017 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A   MUSIC @ART – Lunchtime Concert
Wednesday, April 5, 12:00-1:30 pm / ART Breezeway

Jelly Beans-E  2017 BFA EXHIBITION
April 23 – May 12, 2017 / The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A   MUSIC @ART – Lunchtime Concert
Wednesday, May 3, 12:00-1:30 pm / ART Breezeway


WHORL / SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION BY JACQUELINE RUSH LEE

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

WHORL
September 6, 2016 – September 6, 2017
A site-specific installation by Jacqueline Rush Lee.
The artist will create a new work amidst the bamboo grove near our art galleries. The work is loosely based on her recent series Elemental whereupon she inserts books into tree branches and stumps. After initial installation, Whorl will work in collaboration with nature over the period of one year.
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WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES DANA BREWER

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DANA BREWER at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
February 9 – March 31, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, February 9, 2017 / 6-8pm

Dana Brewer’s sculptures are highlighted as part of an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.

Dana Brewer was born and raised in Washington State, for the most part, in the countryside. From a young age she developed a love of nature and for the beauty of the large oak and pine trees that surrounded her.

In 2011, Brewer relocated to Honolulu to attend the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) to pursue a career in the field of interpreting. She decided to try her hand at glassblowing. Although she had always feared heat—even the heat of an oven full of cookies—she was somehow drawn to the molten glass and the kilns. As her fears subsided, Brewer discovered that heat, gravity, and breath can unite to create the most elegant, nature-inspired forms. She was hooked—her joy in the medium was evident and she couldn’t imagine her life without the heat. In May 2016, Brewer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on glass from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM. In the future, Brewer plans to continue creating and developing as an artist with a concentration in hot glass.

Brewer states, “For me, the easiest way to get lost and found at the same time is in nature. Art is my way to praise nature, to continue the conversation and recognition of the vital connection between an individual and nature.”

Her recent group exhibitions include Vision: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, The Art Gallery, UHM; Viscosity (2015), Commons Gallery, UHM; and Hawa’i Glass Artists juried exhibitions Translucent (2016) and Hot. Glass. (2015) at The Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu. Brewer received a purchase award from BoxJelly for one of her works in Vision.

Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. In 2016, he received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance from the Department of Music, UHM. He has also studied with guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz. A regular performer at Hy’s Steakhouse, Hopper teaches guitar and ukulele to 20 students each week.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa

ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation

Image:
Petrichor (detail), 2016
blown, hot-sculpted glass, found wood, paint
Photographer: Chris Rohrer


12″ x 12″

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

12″ x 12″ + FURTHER DIMENSIONS
February 20 – March 10, 2017
Commons Gallery

12″ x 12″ is an exhibition of works by Scott Groeniger‘s ART 305 Alternative Digital Printing students who utilize the format of a 12″ square.

Students:
Ryland Balbin
Brendan Donahue
Angelica Freedle
Erika Garcia
Emily Goodyear
Dru Hara
Jonel Jugueta
Micki Kauwalu Key
Kent Nishimura
Jessica Rivera
Tiare Welborn
Monica Woolsey
Douglas Young

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm.
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE : MAP OFFICE

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Artists in Residence: MAP OFFICE
February 27 – March 10, 2017

“Mapping is essential, and it functions less as an accurate description of territory and more as an entry into the possibilities and prejudices that inhabit a certain place at a certain time.”

CONVERSATION on MAPS + ART:
Tuesday, February 28 / 3:30pm @ the GRICC – ROOM 363
ART TALK:
Thursday, March 2 / 3:00-4:15pm @ ROOM 101
WORKSHOP on MAPPING: Friday, March 3 / 10am -1pm @ the John Young Museum of Art

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (b. Casablanca) and Valérie Portefaix (b. Saint-Etienne). This duo of artists has been based in Hong Kong since 1996 working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, mapping, photography, video, installations, performance, and literary and theoretical texts. Their projects chart the long-term history of human appropriation of land. For the last decade they have engaged the global development of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and the Pearl River Delta region of China, recorded in a number of key publications, including Unreal Estates of China (2007); My PRD Stories (2005), HK LAB (2002); HK LAB 2 (2005). They are currently working on a number of mapping projects concerned with the history of islands and oceans.

MAP Office projects have been exhibited in major international art, design and architecture events including: Singapore Biennale (2016), Yokohama Triennial (2017), Seoul Biennale (2017), 7th Asia Pacific Triennial (2012); 1st Kiev Biennale (2012); 6th Curitiba Art Biennale (2011); 7th, 11thand 12th Venice Architecture Biennale (2000, 2008, 2010); Canary Island Biennale (2009); Prospect.1 New Orleans (2008); 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007); 52nd Venice Art Biennale (2007); 15th Sydney Biennale (2006); 1st Paris Triennial (2006); 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005); 1st Singapore Biennale (2006); 2nd, 3rd and 5th Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale (2007, 2009, 2013).

This artist residency and its related events are part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu


ULA LEO by ‘IMAIKALANI KALAHELE + CORY TAUM

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ULA LEO by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele + Cory Taum
March 3 – May 5, 2017
John Young Museum of Art

Ula Leo is a collection of work by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele (Hawai‘i-based artist and poet) and Cory Taum (Hawai‘i-based artist) that considers the relationship between urban development, environmental degradation, cultural memory, and resistance. This multi-generational exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, poetry, and artist videos addressing specific sites, spaces, and landscapes of O‘ahu and illustrating stories from a Hawaiian perspective.

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS + DUAL OPENING:
Sunday, March 19 / 1:00-4:00pm @ John Young Museum of Art + Commons Gallery
Dual opening Ula Leo by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum + Diamond Head by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda at Commons Gallery.

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Thursday, April 20 / 12:00-2:00pm @ John Young Museum of Art
A discussion on the art and life of ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum with Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu (Hawai‘i-based curator, scholar, and artist)

This exhibition and its related events are part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

Gallery hours (Starting March 3):
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Closed: Sat. – Sun.and Public Holidays
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu


2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 5 – April 7, 2017
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gallery walk-throughs
2:00 p.m. Jan Dickey
2:20 p.m. Hannah Day
2:40 p.m. Kelly Ciurej
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Opening reception

Friday, March 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. Hannah Day, Thesis defense

Friday, March 24, 2017
1:00 p.m. Kelly Ciurej, Thesis defense

Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00 p.m. Jan Dickey, Thesis defense

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:

Kelly Ciurej, Artificial Sweetener, (photography)
Hannah Day, The Grove, (printmaking)
Jan Dickey, cover the earth, (painting)

EXHIBITION SUMMARIES + ARTIST STATEMENTS:

Kelly Ciurej presents Artificial Sweetener, an installation of digital prints

Artificial Sweetener is an exhibition that explores psychological “stickiness.” With this project Ciurej explores the misrepresentation of images as truth. The installation consists of approximately fifteen photographs at larger than life scale, in a combination of found family photographs, recipes, and staged performative studio photographs using sticky material such as sugars, food dyes, candies, pastries, processed foods, etc.

Artificial Sweetener is both an exhibition and an exploration of psychological “stickiness.” In these photographs, I exploit food materials that are largely glutinous—candies, pastries, and sugary treats—to study certain spaces of the mind that are internalized from familial experiences. The substances I manipulate are often heavy, sweet, sugar-based confections, widely used in processed foods as well as within the household setting for baked goods. They express both excess and absence, as these particular substances are the epitome of “junk foods,” high in additives and artificial sweeteners, but provide no value to the human body, often even causing it palpable harm. This material serves as a stand-in for an inescapable, smothering stickiness of the emotional spaces I am investigating through photography. The Artificial Sweetener installation is a way to visually explore and re-contextualize the shifting systems that are present within a nuclear family—to question an assumed knowledge of the past and the invented realities we often create for ourselves and for others.

Hannah Day presents The Grove, an installation of prints and drawings

These works in graphite and intaglio explore the uncertainty and perceived futility that consumes the life of the figure, a character explored through undefined narratives constructed primarily with repetitious imagery. A woman wearing a cage over her head like a helmet wanders the world of her subconscious, seemingly alone. At moments she is joined by a second figure, at others, she is isolated in a dense thicket of trees. A series of graphite drawings appear ghostly on the page, smooth and seamless impressions of unassuming portraits. In contrast, installations assembled of cut elements from line etchings are pieced together with the texture of a puzzle being put together with the wrong pieces.

Picturing one’s mental space as a literal terrain to be traversed and explored, The Grove puts on display the mental wanderings of one individual. A female figure is shown traipsing about the locales that compose her inner landscape, a space made up of densely wooded areas and pockets of stark nothingness. In her travels she finds things hidden amongst the trees that continually dissolve her trust in the line between real and imagined. Subject matter is rendered with a minimal value range, highlighting the work’s consideration of the ephemerality of her psychology and the instability of her understanding of her self and all that exists around her.

Jan Dickey presents cover the earth, an installation of paintings

The exhibition cover the earth focuses on two forms of painting: covering wall panels and painting on canvas. This installation of panels and canvases can be considered in sections or as one single painting. In either case, they are fragments of the great Painthing that covers the earth.

Paint never forms an everlasting impregnable lamination. People have gone to great lengths to design paints that will permanently bind earthly things into artificial spaces and aesthetic objects. Yet painted surfaces still eventually crack, flake, and discolor. The earth gets back in.

To better explore paint delamination and discoloration, I use pre-industrial painting materials like milk, eggs, animal glue, roots, and dirt. These materials take me deeper into the history of painting and closer to an understanding of paints as earthly substances.

The exhibition cover the earth emerges out of a love for watching entropy tug at the framed-off things people presume to be stable spaces and objects. As a painting project occurring in a gallery space, cover the earth specifically investigates the frame—the artificial edges—of personal-sized canvases and standard wall panels. With this exhibition, I have tried to make a place for those categories to erode into one another, to fade into whiteness, and slowly crack apart.

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. 27.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 28 – 31.
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.

 

ROUNDTABLE: ART AND CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES IN HAWAI‘I

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ROUNDTABLE: ART AND CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES IN HAWAI‘I
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 12pm @ UHManoa Dept. of ART + Art History (room TBA)

Margo Machida (Professor of Art History, the University of Connecticut), Jaimey Hamilton Faris(Assoc. Professor of Art History, UHM), in conversation with architect and artist Sean Connelly (Hawai‘i/Boston-based architect and artist), and artist Lynne Yamamoto (Professor at Smith College) about their site-specific pieces installed at Foster Gardens for the Honolulu Biennial. Both new art installations use the locale of the Gardens, its surrounding architecture and other materials as touchstones to envision larger histories of circulation, migration, and transcultural contact.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

This event is part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu


DIAMOND HEAD by DREW BRODERICK WITH GAN UYEDA

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

DIAMOND HEAD by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda
March 13 – April 7, 2017
Commons Gallery

ARTIST CONVERSATIONS + DUAL OPENING:
Sunday, March 19 / 1:00-4:00pm @ Commons Gallery + John Young Museum of Art
Dual opening Diamond Head by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda at Commons Gallery + Ula Leo by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum at John Young Museum of Art.

Exhibition Information:

Located in the ahupuaʻa of Waikīkī on the southern shore of the island of Oʻahu, Diamond Head crater has been utilized for various social, political, and cultural purposes throughout the islands’ history. A short layover for Tūtū Pele on her mythic journey across the Hawaiian archipelago in search of a suitable home, Diamond Head is said to have been her Oʻahu abode. In the late 18th century, after his successful conquest of Oʻahu, the Maui chief Kahekili is often credited with the construction of Papaʻenaʻena heiau (a Hawaiian temple dedicated to surfing), one of several heiau located on the crater’s slopes. Following the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Hawaii chief Kamehameha I, American business interests pushed for the spread of the United States into the Pacific. In order to make way for new developments in the mid 19th century, the stones that once formed the sacred grounds of Papaʻenaʻena were crushed to pave the streets of an increasingly expanding Waikīkī. After the illegal annexation of the kingdom of Hawaii at the end of the 19th century, Diamond Head was purchased by the US Government as the soon-to-be home of Fort Ruger, the Territory of Hawaii’s first military reservation. Established in 1906, Fort Ruger was a strategically important installation for the US military in the early 20th century.

Diamond Head has since served an almost exclusively commercial function. Aside from the multi-million dollar properties sprinkled along its slopes, the crater itself is a physical background to any iconic image of Waikīkī, and as such has become the stock logo of a booming international tourism industry that now hosts millions of visitors a year. Diamond Head, an exhibition of new work by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda, considers the role that Diamond Head, or more specifically its silhouette, has played in the branding, marketing, and consumption of Hawaiʻi by locals and tourists alike. Whether it’s a free pamphlet at the visitor information counter, a $5.99 postcard on the streets of Waikīkī, or a $24.99 novelty t-shirt online, it is certain that iconicity comes at a price. Diamond Head’s transformation from a geological feature of Oʻahu into a mass-produced symbol of Paradise is deserving of continual examination.

Artist Information:

Drew Broderick is an artist and cultural producer living and working between Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. He is the founder and director of SPF Projects — an arts effort dedicated to building capacity for contemporary art and dialogue in Hawaiʻi. He is also a contributing member of Honolulu-based collective PARADISE COVE. Broderick received a BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Gan Uyeda is a curator and writer based in Chicago. He serves as Associate Director at Richard Gray Gallery and organizes exhibitions with the curatorial collective Third Object. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Artslant, and ArtCritical, and he holds dual MAs in Art History and Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

This exhibition and its related events are part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

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. 27.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 28 – 31.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board, UHM.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu

Image:
Landmark Looking at Itself in a Mirror
vintage postcard
Collection of the artist.


VISITING SCHOLAR/CURATOR : DEFNE AYAS

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Jelly Beans-A VISITING SCHOLAR/CURATOR : DEFNE AYAS
Lecture: Art in the Age of Crisis
Friday March 10, 2017, 4pm @ UHManoa ART Auditorium

How does the creation of art relate to forms of energy and raw material? To oil, gas, or alternative sources such as the sun? Could it even fly on rays of cosmic energy?

Defne Ayas will relate art to the question of crisis, be it aesthetic, geographic, communal and even spiritual. She will also be looking at how artists can be active (co-)creators of possible future vectors of realities, politics, institutions and their representation.

Ayas is a curator and publisher in the field of contemporary visual art and its institutions. She is currently the Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she oversees an exhibition program devoted to artists, writers, and curators from across the globe. Since 2012, she has commissioned and (co-) curated numerous long-term projects and exhibi­tions including the recent WERE IT AS IF by Bik van der Pol, Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland and the three-part Art In The Age of… series. Ayas has worked on a number of biennial projects as: curator of the Pavilion of Turkey in the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale; co-curator of the 6th Moscow Biennale; co-cura­tor of the 11th Baltic Triennale; city curator for the 9th Shanghai Biennale and curator-at-large at PERFORMA in New York and Spring in Hong Kong. In 2013, Ayas launched WDWReview.org as Witte de With’s esteemed online arts & culture journal, together with Adam Kleinman as its Chief Editor.

This event is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator. This lecture is also sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature.

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.

This event is part of UHM ART: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHY IN HAWAI‘I SERIES that highlights local and international artists who address social-cultural concerns associated with space, place, and environment in O‘ahu. Programs consider diverse approaches by artists including mapping and map-making and visual story-telling.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu



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