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SPRING 2016 SCHEDULE

 
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Jelly Beans-E  2016 MFA EXHIBITIONS
January 17 – February 12, 2016 / The ART Gallery

Jelly Beans-S  ERIN MARQUEZ
January 28 – April 1, 2016 / WAIKIKI PARC Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  PIECES OF NAPOLEON BLOWNAPART
February 7 – 19, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  TOKYO MIDTOWN LIVE DRAWING
February 20 – 25, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARM AND ROLLER PRESS
February 28 – April 8, 2016 / The ART Gallery
Sunday, February 28, 2016
3:00-5:00 pm, Reception

Jelly Beans-E   ART 466 BOOK EXHIBITION
February 28 – March 4, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, March 2, 12:30-2:00pm / Groundfloor Breezeway

Jelly Beans-A  BARBARA FRIEDMAN LECTURE
Thursday, March 3, 4:30-6:00 pm / ART Building, Room 101

Jelly Beans-E  HUNT+GATHER
March 6 – 18, 2016 / Commons Gallery
Sunday, March 6, 2016
3:00-4:00pm Edible weeds cooking demo + tasting

Jelly Beans-M  FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD
March 6 – May 6, 2016 / The John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-E  WORKS FROM FIBER CLASSES
March 27 – April 8, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, April 6, 12:30-2:00pm / 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 EXHIBITIONS
April 24 – May 13, 2015
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

(date, time TBA)
Pecha Kucha format presentations by selected artists at The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  MUSIC @ART – LUNCHTIME CONCERT
Wednesday, May 4, 12:30-2:00pm / Groundfloor Breezeway
 

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2016 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS

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2016 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
January 17 – February 12, 2016
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

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:
Jake Boggs, Re/Collecting, (ceramics)
Kalani Largusa, I too am here, (painting)
Kamran Samimi, Passage, (print media and sculpture)

Sunday, January 17
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gallery walk-throughs
2:00 p.m. Jake Boggs
2:20 p.m. Kalani Largusa
2:40 p.m. Kamran Samimi
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Opening reception with music by guitarist Aaron Cardenas

Thursday, January 28
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Gallery walk-throughs
3:30 p.m. Jake Boggs
4:00 p.m. Kalani Largusa
4:30 p.m. Kamran Samimi

Thesis Defenses
Friday, January 22, 2016 1:30 p.m. Jake Boggs
Friday, February 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. Kalani Largusa
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. Kamran Samimi

ARTIST STATEMENTS:

Jake Boggs presents Re/Collecting, an installation
Souvenirs are laden with the memories of experience; they have the power to conjure up a time past and continue to serve this function even as those memories erode. A collection of objects forms a narrative, a story composed by its elements. These objects are presented as offerings, to be imbued with new memories and histories, to become elements of a new collection.

Kalani Largusa presents I too am here, a selection of paintings
The passage of time in Nicolas Poussin’s, Et in Arcadia Ego is poetically revealed through the strong shadow on the tomb cast by the kneeling figure as he scrutinizes an inscription; “I too am in Arcadia” (I live in or had once lived
in paradise).

Kalani Largusa’s contemporary abstract paintings in the exhibition I too am here explore a sense of time through the use of an evolved “X” and pyramid pattern. The paintings utilize “cold moves” which suggest spontaneity despite a calculated and deliberately slow execution and strike a balance between pattern and intuition as a record of history.

Largusa states, “I am present mark by mark, but as the painting comes to a close my presence dissolves and the work remains as evidence of the transience of human life.”

Kamran Samimi presents Passage, an installation
Utilizing the visual language of geometric abstraction, I am referencing a transition frozen in time. This piece represents the transitory nature of life, encouraging the viewer to be aware of the present moment. Each plane suspended in space represents a transient instant existing between its past and future: a slice of time contributing to an overall sensation of growth and decay. This mimics nature’s rhythm, with all things existing in a constant state of flux. As an invitation to pause and experience this moment in time, Passage encourages mindfulness: to be here, now.

MUSIC: 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.

Gallery hours:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays; Martin Luther King Jr., Day, Jan. 18.

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PIECES OF NAPOLEON BLOWNAPART

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Pieces of Napoleon Blownapart
February 8 – 19, 2016
Commons Gallery

Jan Dickey presents Pieces of Napoleon Blownapart, a room-sized flash fiction story about a doomed collection of material objects once possessed by the legendary Napoleon Blownapart. Conglomerates of polymers, minerals, fibers,
and other substances from the Capitalocene era will be held on display for two weeks in the Commons Gallery with accompanying wall text.

Dickey received his BFA from the University of Delaware and currently is an MFA candidate at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa. He also completed a year of training in traditional draftsmanship at the Academy of Classical Design (Southern Pines, NC). Dickey has had solo exhibitions at the Louise Jones Brown Gallery (Duke University) and the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chapel Hill. He has exhibited in New York, Delaware, North Carolina,and Hawaiʻi and was a recipient of the North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant.

Image:
Courtesy of the artist.

Gallery Hours / M-F 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 12 – 4 pm; Closed Sat. & Presidents Day, Feb. 15.
Admission to exhibition is free. Parking fees may apply.

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[SATELLITE EVENT] ERIN MARQUEZ

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ERIN MARQUEZ at PARC WAIKIKI GALLERY
January 28 – April 1, 2016
Public Reception: Thursday, January 28, 2016 / 6-8pm
Music by guitarist Aaron Cardenas

Erin Marquez’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.

Erin Marquez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in sculpture in May 2015 from the Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM. Born and raised on O‘ahu, Marquez grew up in an environment surrounded by nature and animals. She started drawing at a young age and continues to incorporate 2D work into her artistic practice. Marquez states, “My work is greatly influenced by my passion for animals. Having had a childhood filled with many animals, I am fascinated by their presence. My observations have led me to believe there is a balance between intellect and the physical. The power, movement, and personality of each animal is unique. Capturing these mannerisms and gestures has become my obsession. Using gesture, each piece is given a presence. I strive to communicate the wild nature all animals possess. I hope to reveal their uncomplicated, raw beauty as I see it.”

Marquez’s recent group exhibitions include Contact 2015, (a juried exhibition, Honolulu Museum of Art School); Animaux Atelier, 2015, (Kissaten Café, Honolulu); and the Hawai‘i Craftsmen Annual Statewide Juried Exhibition, 2014, (Honolulu Museum of Art School). The Art Renewal Center (ARC), an online museum, listed Marquez as an International ARC Salon Finalist, 2014–2015, in the animal category. She was named Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sculpture, 2015, and received the David H. and Doris C. Cromwell Award for excellence in figurative sculpture, 2014, from the Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM.

For the second time in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc, guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Dept. 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

see erin at work .

Image:
Erin Marquez
Honoring Totems: Giving Presence of Form, 2015
cast bronze
courtesy of the artist

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TOKYO MIDTOWN LIVE DRAWING

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Tokyo Midtown Live Drawing: Daisuke Tajima
February 20 – 25, 2016 / Commons Gallery

Daisuke Tajima, winner of the 2015 Tokyo Midtown Award, will conduct a live drawing in the Commons Gallery. Visitors may observe the artist at work and watch as his drawing progresses over a period of several days. Tajima is noted for his large, highly-detailed drawings of imaginary cityscapes from the perspective of a high-flying drone.

For Tajima, the year 2015 was auspicious. He graduated from the Aichi University of the Arts, 2015, and was selected as the grand prize winner in the highly-competitive Tokyo Midtown Awards.

Image: (detail)
Courtesy of the artist.

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HUNT+GATHER

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March 6 – 18, 2016
Commons Gallery

Sunday, March 6, 2016
3:00 – 4:00 pm Edible weed cooking demo + tasting
WE(eds) with Eating in Public

Featuring artworks made from foraged detritus, this exhibition coincides with the 4th Annual Hawai’i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit.

Artists:
Bernice Akamine — telephone wire, roadkill, flotsam
Mary Babcock — fishnets, lines
Eli Baxter — bicycle tires
Aaron Padilla — construction waste
Jacqueline Rush Lee — withdrawn books
Anthony Watson — telephone wire
George Woollard — yard debris

The exhibition is curated by Gaye Chan, chair, Department of Art + Art History, UHM. Cosponsors: UH Office of Sustainability, Sustainable UH (Student Club) + Surfrider Foundation.

Gallery Hours / 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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FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD

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FRAGMENTS & EMPIRE: CAMBODIAN ART FROM THE ANGKOR PERIOD
March 6 – May 6, 2016
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Fragments & Empire examines Cambodian (or Khmer) art of the Angkor Empire, which dominated much of mainland Southeast Asia from the ninth through the fifteenth centuries. It includes examples of sandstone architectural fragments, ceremonial bronzes, and stoneware vessels associated with the styles of the imperial capital as well as their transmission into peripheral regions in modern-day northeastern Thailand.

This exhibition highlights and brings together for the first time the collection of Cambodian art from the John Young Museum of Art (JYMA) and a significant portion of John Young’s collection from the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA). It offers an opportunity to study the historical works as a comprehensive collection. Twenty-four artworks from the JYMA and eleven digital images from the HMA are featured. The digital images will be viewable on electronic tablets.

This exhibition is curated by Kristin Remington as part of her MA thesis in South and Southeast Asian art history, Department of Art + Art History, UH Mānoa.

Gallery hours: (TBA)

Image:
Collection of the John Young Museum of Art

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BARBARA FRIEDMAN LECTURE

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BARBARA FRIEDMAN: THIRTY YEARS OF PAINTINGS
A free public lecture
Thursday, March 3, 2016 / 4:30-6pm

This is a survey of my work since the mid 1980s. My paintings in that time go through different stages and series, but in this overview I try to bring out lines of continuity. I see dislocation as a steady theme in my paintings, played out against traditional landscape and portraiture. But although I rely on these traditions of representation I am skeptical about them too. So as a skeptic I play with the received language of landscape and portraiture; as a practitioner I’m guided by the formalist concerns of modernist abstraction.

Based in New York City, artist Barbara Friedman is a professor of art at Pace University. She has exhibited widely, with thirty-four solo shows, most recently at BCB Art in Hudson, NY (2015); Ober Gallery in Kent, CT (2014); Ethan Petitt Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2014); the Painting Center (2012); and twice at Michael Steinberg Fine Art in New York, NY (2007, 2009). Earlier solo exhibitions were at Art Resources Transfer, The Queens Museum, and White Columns (all NYC); Carnegie-Mellon University, Cleveland State University, the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dana Wright Gallery in San Francisco among others.

Reviews of Friedman’s work have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Sun, The Irish Times, Newsday, Art in America, ARTS Magazine, and Artweek. A group of her paintings were selected for the 2007 issue of New American Paintings, and another group for the 2010 issue.

Image: 169 Green Big Collar on Red (detail)
Courtesy of the artist.

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[SATELLITE EVENT] PERCY LAM

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

Referring to his recent work Migratory Intersection 遷變 (cin-bin/qian-bian) Percy 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 surrounding. I found this material interesting because its form reminds me of the buildings of Hong Kong. Immigrating made me feel like I was outside of the culture I was trying to belong to. In order to make sense of this, I first sewed the PEZ wrappers together to create a canvas for a more traditional Chinese landscape. Then I integrated the skyline and cityscape of Hong Kong as a response to the grid-like quality of the PEZ wrappers. By superimposing the old on new, east on west, I created a metaphor for the life-changing experience of immigrating to a foreign land.” Percy expects to receive his BFA degree from the Department of Art + Art History, UHM, in 2015.

to learn more about percy’s work.

Image:
Percy Kam Lok Lam
Migratory Intersection 遷變
(cin-bin/qian-bian)

ink, gesso, charcoal, pastel, color pencil, silver leaf, on sewed PEZ wrappers; PEZ candies, silk on Chinese table

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2016 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITIONS

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2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions by students in graphic design + studio art
April 24 – May 13, 2015
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

(date, time TBA)
Pecha Kucha format presentations by selected artists at The Art Gallery

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