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FALL 2015 / SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE

 
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Jelly Beans-S SHANNON WEBB
July 2 – September 25, 2015 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, July 2, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E ANDREW BINKLEY: PORTALS
August 17 – 28, 2015 / The Commons Gallery
Thursday, August 27, 2015 / The ART Auditorium
6:00-7:30 pm Public lecture by Andrew Binkley
Enter the Golden Chamber Projects Realized and Unrealized During a UHM Artist Residency

Jelly Beans-E GROENIGER [META]
August 24 – September 18, 2015 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, August 30, 2015 / The ART Gallery
2:00-3:00 pm Gallery walk-through with Scott Groeniger
3:00-5:00 pm Reception

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 / The ART Gallery
2:00-3:00 pm Reception

Jelly Beans-E WAYS OF LOOKING?
August 30 – September 11, 2015 / The Commons Gallery
Thursday, September 3, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, Sep. 2 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-E OHI, HO’AHU, GATHER, CASGLU by CHRIS BIRD-JONES
Sept. 13 – 25, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E (TBA)
September 28 – October 9, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-S JONATHAN HOLSHUE
October 1, 2015 – January 8, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, October 1, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY  
October 4 – December 4, 2015 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, October 4 / The ART Gallery
2:00-3:00 pm, Gallery walk-through by curators Debra Drexler + Liam Davis, and Intersections Visiting Artist Barbara Takenaga
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-I BARBARA TAKENAGA
Tuesday, October 6 / ART Auditorium
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, Oct. 7 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-E CEPHALOPOD INTERFACE
October 12 – 23, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E HADAL ZONE @ ACTUAL SIZEby Michelle Schwengel-Regala
October 26 – November 20, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-I   JULIA BRYAN-WILSON
Tuesday, November 3 / ART Auditorium
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture
Louise Nevelson’s “Darkness”

Wednesday, November 4 / Burns Hall, East-West Center (room TBA)
12:00-1:15 pm, Round Table

Jelly Beans-I MARCO ANTONINI
Wednesday, November 18 / ART Auditorium
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture
Revolution in (Re)Form
More Thoughts on Abstract Painting Today

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, Nov. 4, @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, Dec. 2 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-A GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE
December 4 – 6, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A GORILLA
December 7 – 18, 2015 / The Commons Gallery

 

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Jelly Beans-S ERIN MARQUEZ
January 14 – April 1, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, January 14, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E 2016 MFA EXHIBITIONS
January 17 – February 12, 2016 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, January 17, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

(date/time TBA) / The ART Gallery
MFA Gallery Walk-throughs with the Artists

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, February 3 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-E SOFT TARGETS
February 28 – April 8, 2016 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, February 28, 2015
3:00-5:00 pm, Reception

Jelly Beans-A MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, March 2 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-A    MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, April 6 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-S PERCY LAM
April 7 – June 24, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, April 7, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E   2016 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
April 24 – May 13, 2016 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, April 24 / ART Auditorium, The ART Gallery
2:00-3:00 Awards Ceremony
3:00-5:00 Opening reception

(date/time TBA)
Pecha kuchas with the artists

Jelly Beans-A    MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, May 4 @noon to 130pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

 

 

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[SATELLITE EVENT] TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARDS

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Jelly Beans-S SATELLITE

TOKYO MIDTOWN AWARDS at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
April 2 – June 26, 2015
Public Reception: Thursday, April 2, 2015 / 6-8pm

The esteemed and much-anticipated Tokyo Midtown Awards for art and design have been held annually since 2008. The competition attracts emerging and established artists, designers, architects, art directors, and graphic designers, as well as students. A selection of award-winning works from the design competitions (2008 – 2013) are highlighted in this exhibition.

Tokyo Midtown Awards catalogues: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/award/index.html

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EDGAR HEAP OF BIRDS: SECRETS IN LIFE AND DEATH

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

SECRETS IN LIFE AND DEATH
The Commons Gallery
May 27 – June 9, 2015

Gallery talk + reception
Wednesday, May 27, 12:00-1:00 pm, The Commons Gallery

SECRETS IN LIFE AND DEATH is an exhibition of work by Cheyenne/Arapaho artist HOCK AYE VI Edgar Heap of Birds. The four sets of 16 monoprints were created in four different shades of blue in reference to the sacred blue sky and the significant spirit of water. In this work he addresses issues of indigenous peoples, personal emotions, sentiments on tribal survival, and sensual thoughts. His concerns of institutional collection, storage, and conservation of native art objects are the focus of his works TALK INDIAN SPEAK WAIT DOWN STAIRS and HAPPY TO DONATE WHAT YOU TOOK.

Edgar Heap of Birds is a multi-disciplinary artist who has presented his works at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art; National Museum of the American Indian; Smithsonian Institution; University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; LewAllen Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Documenta, Kassel, Germany; Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland; Association for Visual Arts Museum, Cape Town, South Africa; Hong Kong Art Center, China; Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia; Grand Palais, Paris; and the Venice Biennale.

Currently a professor at the University of Oklahoma, Heap of Birds teaches courses in Native American Studies and has developed seminars that consider the concerns of the contemporary artist on local, national, and international stages. He also served as a visiting professor at Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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[SATELLITE EVENT] SHANNON WEBB

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Jelly Beans-S SATELLITE

SHANNON WEBB at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
July 2 – September 25, 2015
Public Reception: Thursday, July 2, 2015 / 6-8pm

Shannon states, “Creating and making things is and has always been an interest for me. Being able to pull something from my imagination and flesh it out is uniquely euphoric. My explorations have led me to pottery and a fascination with line and form. The flow of lines in unison with the form of the pot along with a pristinely fine surface is crucial to my aesthetic. My goal is to create vessels that embody an unyielding elegance and emit the kind of euphoria I feel when I create.” Shannon expects to receive her BFA degree from the Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2016.

to learn more about shannon’s work.

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ANDREW BINKLEY: PORTALS

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

ANDREW BINKLEY: PORTALS
August 17 – 28, 2015
Commons Gallery

Thursday, August 27, 2015 / ART Auditorium
6:00-7:30 pm Public lecture by Andrew Binkley
Enter the Golden Chamber Projects Realized and Unrealized During a UHM Artist Residency
Andrew Binkley offers reflections on his experience and the working process as an artist-in-residence at the Department of Art & Art History, 2014-2015.

Andrew Binkley presents PORTALS, a body of work produced as an artist-in-residence at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), from 2014–2015. Exploring a variety of inter-disciplinary approaches, Binkley delves into the sense of floating, drifting, and processes of transformation through letting go.

Andrew Binkley’s works have been exhibited at the Downtown Film Festival, Los Angeles; Queens Museum of Art, New York; The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; and Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, China. He has also exhibited site-specific works at venues that include an ancient castle in England, a WWII air-raid shelter in Poland, the former tennis court at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House, as well as the streets of Seattle with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, Binkley was part of a collaborative installation for Art+Flea with UHM student artist Jessi Devera and UHM Assistant Professor of Architecture Lance Walters.

Image:
Andrew Binkley
Portal
archival pigment print photograph

to learn more about andrew + his work.

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Saturdays
Admission to exhibition and talk is free. Parking fees may apply.

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GROENIGER [META]

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

GROENIGER [META]
August 24 – September 18, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

EVENTS
free and open to the public

Sunday, August 30 The Art Gallery
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with Scott Groeniger
3-5 pm, Reception

Tuesday, September 1 The Art Gallery
2-3 pm, Reception

Scott Groeniger, associate professor of art at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), presents a collection of recent digital prints and videos, many of which were created during his 2014 residencies in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and in Beijing and Taiyuan, China.

Groeniger states, “I am interested in versions of iterations of prints. Versioning, in terms of the printed edition, produces multiple prints that are as visually similar as one’s process or skill will allow. In this sense however, I do not make editions of prints. I make versions of prints that are unique and sourced from other prints. Often the ‘print,’ similar to the photographic negative, is the beginning of my process rather than the end. Although some of the work in this exhibition reaches back over a decade, the newest work represents the most current research in my studio practice and the culmination of all the creative work I’ve been engaged in since I arrived at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2007.

“Stemming from the processes of traditional printmaking—specifically lithography and screen printing—my new work is filtered back though more contemporary techniques of digital imaging and photography. The result of this experimentation can be understood as printed images of images of prints. The prefix meta is used to reference an idea that is about its own category—an X about X. In linguistics, grammar is considered to be meta-language or language about language. In computational science, metadata is data about data. In my most current work I am experimenting with printing prints made for reprinting the grammar of printmaking, or in effect, printing the metaprint.”

ARTIST INFO:
Scott Groeniger is an associate professor and serves as the print media area chair in the Department of Art + Art History, UHM. He has had solo exhibitions at the Beijing Studio Center Gallery, China; Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, and the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Maui. Recent group exhibitions include venues such as 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo; Conley Art Gallery, Fresno State University, California; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; 808 Gallery at Boston University; and the Honolulu Museum Art School Gallery, Hawai‘i. His work has also been presented in London, United Kingdom; Prague, Czech Republic; and Ping Yao, Shanghai, and Taiyuan City, China.

Groeniger is a co-founder of the Lithopixel Refactory Collective (LRC), a group of artists from the UHM who explore the absurdity of printmaking through a temporary production studio that includes lithography, digital printing, live audio, print gallery, and shredding facilities. LRC presented a project performance at the 42nd Annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference (2014), San Francisco State University. Groeniger received his BFA from The Ohio State University, and his MFA from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago.

to learn more about scott + his work.

Image:
Scott Groeniger
Hardcore #1
archival pigment image transfer, white marble dust, acrylic polymer, gelatin on wood panel
Courtesy of the artist

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WAYS OF LOOKING?

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

WAYS OF LOOKING?
August 30 – September 11, 2015
Commons Gallery

Reception: Thursday, September 3, 2015 / 4-5 pm

What constitutes looking? Do objects speak? What are we allowed to know? Acts of looking are not as natural as we may think.

Ways of Looking? is a two-week collaborative installation that questions conventional practices of looking at art and everyday objects. Through the careful selection and arrangement of objects by a range of community members, this space invites visitors to look, play, discuss and discover new ways of engaging. Contributors include artists, educators, historians, scientists, curators, and community activists.

We invite classes to utilize the installation. Contact waysoflookinginfo@gmail.com.

To learn more: www.waysoflookinguhm.wordpress.com

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sat. & Sept. 7, Labor Day
Admission to exhibition. Parking fees may apply.

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OHI, HO’AHU, GATHER, CASGLU

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

ohi, ho’ahu, gather, casglu
September 13 – 25, 2015
Commons Gallery

Collaborative performance
September 13, 2015
(details TBA)

Chris Bird-Jones has been named the Creative Wales Ambassador, 2015. Through the ambassador program, she has chosen to revisit Hawai’i and the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) where in 1990, she created work for her exhibition Evanescence at The Contemporary Museum. Her work in the Commons Gallery will be a response to her current visit to Hawai’i.

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

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[SATELLITE EVENT] JONATHAN HOLSHUE

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Jelly Beans-S SATELLITE

JONATHAN HOLSHUE at PARC WAIKIKI GALLERY
October 1, 2015 – January 8, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 6-8pm

Referring to his recent works in Captured Flow Jonathan states, “Survivors of an evolutionary chain, each sculpture is its own organism, the result of a transformational process. My role is to physically manipulate the molten glass, directly interacting with the medium and acting as an independent variable. I coerce the sculpture, ultimately influencing its evolution. Using simple tools to shape the glass while molten, and through the use of controlled force, I halt its development, thereby encapsulating the moment of its creation. The glass sculpture forever suspends that time of its creation, yet remains seemingly viscous and alive.” He is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Glass Award, from UHM. Jonathan expects to receive his BFA degree from the Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2015.

to learn more about jonathan’s work.

Image:
Jonathan Holshue
Captured Flow, 2015
manipulated glass

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NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
October 4 – December 4, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

EVENTS
free and open to the public

Sunday, October 4 / The Art Gallery
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with curators Debra Drexler + Liam Davis and Intersections Visiting Artist Barbara Takenaga
3-5 pm, Reception

Tuesday, October 6 / ART Auditorium
6-7:30 pm, Public lecture
Barbara Takenaga, Intersections Visiting Artist

This exhibition examines the phenomenon and reasons for the resurgence of abstraction.  Works by approximately 30 New York artists are featured. Internationally recognized artists include Elise Adibi, John Allmaier, Timothy Atticus, Paul Behnke, Amanda Church, Vince Contarino, Paul Corio, Peggy Cyphers, Theresa Daddezio, Lisa Corinne Davis, Rob de Oude, Jon Elliott, Robert Otto Epstein, Franklin Evans, Rico Gatson, Enrico Gomez, Clare Grill, Shirley Kaneda, Julie MehretuLucas Moran, George Negroponte, Odili Donald Odita, Gary Petersen, Jenna Ransom, Jered Sprecher, Barbara Takenaga, Julie Torres, Terry WintersRobert Yasuda, and John Zinsser.

A renaissance of abstraction has recently surfaced cross New York. The sine qua non of modern art, abstraction fell out of favor in the late twentieth century with the emergence of postmodernism and its concepts of paradox, pastiche and deconstruction. But at the beginning of the twenty-first century, abstraction has arisen from the ashes of its professed death with a power and potency rivaling its inception. This phenomenon and the reasons for its resurgence are considered in NEW NEW YORK: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century.

The exhibition takes its title from the New York School, a movement by artists that established abstract expressionism in New York City in the 1940s. It surveys a cross-section of nearly thirty established, mid-career, and emerging artists currently living and producing abstract paintings in this same historical city. While attentive to each artist’s distinctive, unique and individualized contributions, the exhibition examines the meanings they make collectively as well.

Reflecting a range of current approaches to abstraction, the artists carry over lessons from twentieth century pluralism that they utilize to reinterpret, reanimate, quote, remix, mash-up, and morph a variety of genres, historical movements, and traditions of mark making. Furthermore the plethora of historical references is often coupled with a feverish inquiry into the new, particularly the investigation into the emergent vocabulary of post-internet art, a genre that reproduces and alters the organizing principles and systems of online visual culture. Many artists featured in the exhibit such as Julie Mehretu and Terry Winters are world renowned for their innovative painting practice. NEW NEW YORK demonstrates a thirty-two thousand year-old medium’s participation in the urgent dialogue of survival in a world deluged with information and rapidly changing technologies.

PUBLICATIONS
A brochure and a print-on-demand catalogue for NEW NEW YORK: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century will feature an essay by Marco Antonini, executive director and curator at NURTUREart Non Profit, Inc., and include images of many of the works in the exhibition. An author and independent curator, Antonini has conducted interviews and written essays for the books Golden Age: Perspectives on Abstract Painting Today, 2014, NURTUREart Press, and Experimental Photography: A Handbook of Techniques, 2015, Thames and Hudson. His essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in exhibition catalogues, Flash Art International, CURA, Pulse Berlin Journal, and ARTPULSE.

CURATORS OF THE EXHIBITION
Debra Drexler is an artist and a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She maintains studios in both New York and O‘ahu, and her work is informed by her unique bi-coastal experience. Drexler has had 28 solo exhibits and over 100 group exhibitions at galleries and museums in New York, Hawai’i, Australia, Berlin and across the states. Reviews include Artweek, New York Arts Magazine, and New Art Examiner. Drexler has curated exhibitions in Hawai’i and NYC.

Liam Davis is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been the curator at Artifact, a project space on Manhattan’s Lower East Side since 2012. Davis held the position of curator and media director at The Muse Center of Photography and the Moving Image, 2011–2012. He has organized an annual exhibition of prints by Brooklyn-based artists in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios, 2011–2014. Davis has taught at Parsons School of Design, Wellesley College, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He received an MFA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Image:
Franklin Evans
futuredpast, 2015
acrylic on canvas

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