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SUMMER 2016 SCHEDULE
 
 

Jelly Beans-S  WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES JANET TRAN
June 30 – September 9, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery
Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E  UNDER PRESSURE: EDITIONED PRINTS FROM ART 318, INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
July 11 – 29, 2016 / Commons Gallery

 
 
 
FALL 2016 SCHEDULE
 
 
Jelly Beans-E  AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .
August 22 – September 16, 2016 / The Art Gallery
Sunday, August 28, 2016
2:00-3:00 pm, Gallery Walk-through
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

Jelly Beans-E  IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS
October 2 – December 2, 2016 / The Art Gallery
Sunday, October 2, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm, Opening reception

October 13, 2016 – January 8, 2017 / Honolulu Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-I  [INTERSECTIONS] GLENN ADAMSON
Public Lecture: Thursday, December 1 / 3:00-4:15 pm
Room 101, ART Building
book signing to follow lecture

 

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WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES JANET TRAN

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Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

JANET TRAN at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
June 30 – September 9, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 6-8pm

Because of Honolulu’s recent rapid urban growth, Janet Tran became interested in how built environment influences human experience. She bases her works on recognizable structures, forms, and elements drawn from architecture, but jars our expectations by using unconventional materials ranging from leaves to cardboard. In this exhibition Tran playfully continues this investigation by merging modular modernist sculptures with plush.

Tran was recently awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM).

This exhibition is an expanded arts partnership of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.

Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas, received his Bachelor of Music degree from UHM’s Department of Music, and will be attending Yale University’s graduate program this September. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz.

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:
Manipulatives, 2016
textiles, polyfill, cordage
Photographer: Chris Rohrer

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UNDER PRESSURE: EDITIONED PRINTS FROM ART 318, INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Under Pressure: Editioned Prints from ART 318, Intermediate Printmaking
July 11 – 29, 2016
Commons Gallery

The tradition of printing in multiples dates to the 16th century. At its core lies the purpose of printmaking: the intent to disseminate images or text to a wider audience. In contemporary practice, “edition printing,” the production of duplicate images of consistent quality exists in the realms of both high art professional print workshops and the garage studios of the poster-making community.

The printmaking studio at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) pays respect to the vital skills required for duplicate printing and the difficulty and challenges inherent in this manner of working. Our curriculum supports the development of the technical discipline and work ethic necessary for edition printing to function as a meaningful and successful method of graphic production of multiples.

Under Pressure presents a survey of work produced by over 50 students in the printmaking studios of UHM from 2010–2016. Each individual print comes from an edition of at least 15 impressions.

Curator: Charles Cohan, professor of art, UHM

Image:
Dru Hara
untitled, 2016
lithograph

By appointment or exterior viewing / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm;
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

AESTHETIC SURPLUS KOMPANY PRESENTS . . .
features works by Peter Chamberlain, professor of electronic art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
August 22 – September 16, 2016
The Art Gallery

Sunday, August 28
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with the artist
3-5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery

September 1, 2016
3-4 pm, Gallery walk-through with the artist, The Art Gallery

Aesthetic Surplus Kompany (A.S.K.) was established in 1976 by Peter Chamberlain, a.k.a. Captain Random, in Vancouver, B.C., Canadada [sic]. Its manifesto stated that art is a verb, not a noun. Art can be witnessed when it is happening in real time. After that, what we tend to refer to as art is more realistically a commodified document of the act(ion)—more appropriately referred to as aesthetic surplus. Simple.

Emphasizing that premise, this exhibition will maintain the integrity of offering witness to real-time creative activity, primarily through either performed or feedback-responsive audio and video systems that modulate data from sculptural props. Aesthetic surplus from such activity will also be presented when real-time activity is not practical.

Ultimately, the challenge to Chamberlain will lie in his ability to actively manipulate the space into a constantly evolving and provocative experience for 23 straight days—a marathon of improvisational activity. Details will be announced as they materialize.

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More info on Peter Chamberlain.

Images:
Peter Chamberlain, 1976, 2016.
Courtesy of the artist.

Gallery hours:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

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IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

IMAYŌ: JAPAN’S NEW TRADITIONISTS
features works by 6 contemporary Japanese artists whose works are inspired by historical art and craft traditions. Unique works are presented at two venues.

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
October 2 – December 2, 2016

Honolulu Museum of Art
October 13, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Events: TBA

Imayō: Japan’s New Traditionists is an exhibition that examines how historical art and craft traditions inspire Japanese artists in their search for new modes of expression today. The exhibition features art by Kimura Ryōko, Yamamoto Tarō, Ishii Tōru, Tanada Kōji, Mitsuta Haruo, and Someya Satoshi, all of whom who share interest in and extensive technical knowledge of Japan’s painting, textile, lacquer, wood carving and metal casting traditions as practiced before the onset of high modernity in the twentieth century. While these artists admire and embrace aspects of traditional Japanese art, they do so as 21st century artists with global ambitions, a tension ironically referenced with the exhibition title word imayō, an out-dated Japanese term that originally means “in the contemporary style.”

The exhibition unfolds at two venues—The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (Oct. 2 – Dec. 2, 2016) and the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) (Oct. 13, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017). For an optimum experience, viewers are invited to visit both venues, each of which has its own special dimension and unique works. TAG features the artists’ most recent works, some of which were commissioned specifically for this exhibition, whereas HoMA displays works by Imayō artists side-by-side with historical artworks of the sort that inspires, selected from the museum’s collection.

An extensive program of artist and specialist lectures, hands-on workshops, and gallery talks will also take place, the schedule to be announced.

This exhibition is curated by John Szostak, professor of Japanese art history, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Image:
Imayō logo.
Designed by Chae Ho Lee.

Hours & Admission:
The Art Gallery:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays; Election Day, Nov. 8; Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; non-instructional day, Nov. 25.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Honolulu Museum of Art:
Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun. 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Closed: Mondays; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24; Christmas, Dec. 25.
Admission: Adults – $10; Age 17 and under – free; Members – free.
Free days: Bank of Hawaii Family Sundays: Third Sunday of the month, 11am-5pm;
First Wednesday of every month

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[INTERSECTIONS] GLENN ADAMSON

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photo credit: Sipke Visser

Jelly Beans-I   [INTERSECTIONS]  VISITING  SCHOLAR

GLENN ADAMSON

Public Lecture
Thursday, December 1 / 3:00-4:15 pm
Room 101, ART Building
book signing to follow lecture

“Production Values: Narratives of Making in Contemporary Art”
Today’s artists have an unprecedented level of choice with regard to materials and methods available to them, yet the processes involved in making artworks are rarely addressed in books or exhibitions on art.

In this lecture, preeminent craft theorist and historian Glenn Adamson will draw from his new book Art in the Making (co-authored with Julia Bryan-Wilson). He will share stories from contemporary art, which collectively demonstrate that the materials and methods used to make artworks hold the key to artists’ motivations, their attitudes to authorship, uniqueness and the value of objects, the economic and social contexts from which they emerge, and their approach to the perceived opposition between materiality and conceptualism in art.

Glenn Adamson is a curator and theorist who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art. He was until March 2016 the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He has previously been Head of Research at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum – UK), and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His publications include Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan Wilson); Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007).

Recommended Readings:
• Introduction + Chapter 6 [Cashing In] from Art in the Making: Artists and their Materials from the Studio to Crowdsourcing 2016 (by Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson)

sponsored by GalleryHNL

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[SATELLITE EVENT] PERCY LAM

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Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

PERCY LAM at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
April 7 – June 24, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2016 / 6-8pm

Referring to his recent works Percy Lam states, “I was born and raised in Hong Kong. When I immigrated to the United States and settled in Honolulu I became fascinated with PEZ candy dispensers. I collected them and began using them as a way to anchor myself in my new surroundings. I found this material interesting because its form reminded me of the buildings of Hong Kong. I tried to fit into the new culture, but felt that I was outside of it. In order to make sense of this, I first sewed the PEZ wrappers together to create a canvas for a more traditional Chinese landscape. I have continued to use PEZ candies and wrappers to create metaphors for my life-changing experience of immigrating to a foreign land.” Lam received his BFA degree from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2015.

Lam’s recent group exhibitions include Hybrid Forms & Interdisciplinary Practice, 2015, in Chicago, and Fiber Hawaii, 2014. He was the recipient of the Dianne Sullivan Memorial Scholarship, 2014, from the Department of Art + Art History.

Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Department of Music, UHM, 2015, and will attend graduate school this fall. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz. The recipient of a full scholarship in 2013, Cardenas attended a ten day master class with Benjamin Verdery, professor at Yale University, and was one of a few selected to perform a solo recital. He has been teaching and performing professionally since he was sixteen

to learn more about percy’s work.

Image:
Percy Kam Lok Lam
Pezity: HSBC Main Building, 2016
PEZ candy on Chinese wood table
12″ H x 5.5″ W x 5.5″ D
Courtesy of the artist.

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KALO

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

KALO
MAY 16 – 27, 2016
Commons Gallery

KALO, an art installation of 87 kalo plants created by Bernice Akamine, honors the The Hui Aloha ‘Āina—or signers of The Hui Aloha ‘Āina Anti-Annexation Petitions of 1897–1898—and all po‘e aloha ‘āina. KALO was created using pōhaku donated by community members from the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i for the corm of the individual plants, along with copies of the pages of The Hui Aloha ‘Āina Anti-Annexation Petitions on the back and maps of the islands on the front of each plant’s leaves.

KALO was created with funding from a 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Native Hawaiian Fellowship.

By appointment or exterior viewing / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm;
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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ALLOYS OF THOUGHT

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Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Alloys of Thought
May 29 – June 24, 2016
Commons Gallery

Alloys of Thought features mixed media works created by students in advanced sculpture, ART400-002, taught by Gaye Chan and Fred Roster. The artists used metal, ceramics, wood, glass, plastic, and even sound in their pieces.

Artists:
Baixin Chen
Caryn Corpuz-Yotsuda
Terence Doll
Nani Enslen
Allyn Goo
Janis Lee
Erin Marquez
Mari Matsuda
Sean Ross
Kamran Samimi
Scarlett Shankles
Sandra M. Tacadena

To create something, one sometimes start with an idea. Other times, however, the objects emerge of their own volition. The artworks in this exhibition are some of each.

Image:
Work by Erin Marquez.

By appointment or exterior viewing / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm;
Closed Sat.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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VISION: 2016 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITIONS


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VISION: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
features works by BFA students in graphic design + studio art

April 24 – May 13, 2016
Commons Gallery (graphic design BFA)
The Art Gallery (studio art BFA)

Sunday, April 24
2-3 pm, Awards Ceremony, ART Auditorium
3-5 pm, Reception, The Art Gallery
Music by Aaron Cardenas

April 25, 27, 29, 3-4 pm
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery

VISION: 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of nearly 35 forthcoming graduates from the BFA program in the Department of Art + Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). VISION suggests each student’s thoughts, concepts and manifestations near the completion of coursework towards a B.F.A.degree. The students have endeavored to create their most challenging and ambitious artworks yet.

This group exhibition is a culmination of a semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice. Their pieces 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.

Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Department of Music, UHM, 2015, and will attend graduate school this fall. He has been teaching and performing professionally since he was sixteen.

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