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FALL 2017

Jelly Beans-E  ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STEFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN
November 26, 2017 – February 9, 2018 / The Art Gallery

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

SPRING 2018

Jelly Beans-E  TOKYO MIDTOWN: MIYA KANEKO
January 30 – February 7, 2018 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
February 7, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / The Art Gallery

Jelly Beans-E  MATERIAL SLIP
March 4 – April 6, 2018 / Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-M  THE BODY EXPANDED
March 4 – May 4, 2018 / John Young Museum of Art

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
March 7, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
April 4, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Jelly Beans-E  2018 BFA EXHIBITION
April 22 – May 11, 2018 / The Art Gallery & Commons Gallery

Jelly Beans-A  FREE LUNCHTIME MUSIC CONCERT
May 2, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. / ART Building ground floor between the galleries

Information may be subject to change.


ISOTOPIA PACIFICA, STÉFANE PERRAUD COLLABORATION WITH ARAM KEBABDJIAN

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

Isotopia Pacifica, Stéfane Perraud
 Collaboration with Aram Kebabdjian
November 26, 2017 – February 9, 2018
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Special events:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 26
2:00–3:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud
3:00–5:00 p.m., Opening reception with music by Gunner Nagata & Billy Sage V

Tuesday, November 28
3:00–4:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with Stéfane Perraud

Thursday, November 30
4:30–6:30 p.m., Public lecture by Stéfane Perraud, Art Building, Room 101
A Visual Poetry on the Most Dangerous Element, 49
Perraud discusses his collaboration with Aram Kebabdjian on Isotopia Pacifica and focuses on an isotope created during the World War II—element 49, also known as plutonium 239.

The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) presents a contemporary art exhibition that highlights the collaboration of French artist Stéfane Perraud and writer Aram Kebabdjian and their recent work in the Pacific islands.

Isotopia is a fictional volcanic island invented by trans-media artist Stéfane Perraud and writer/collaborator Aram Kebabdjian. They describe an island with a military base somewhere between the 62nd and 63rd parallels—far from the normal sea routes—and populated by a few scientists, inhabitants, and a few visionaries. Perraud and Kebabdjian first explored this mirage in 2014 during an exhibition in La Malterie, in Lille, France. At the Galerie de Roussan, Paris, 2015, they hunted for isotopes on Isotopia.

In November 2017, the duo intends to investigate the possible links between Isotopia and the Hawaiian Islands. Perraud and Kebabdjian employ literary and sculptural machines that depict the immense power of the isotope and the legacy of the development of modern nuclear energy. Faux artifacts of the Cold War tests and secret bases in the Pacific are presented as clues to nefarious military operations—lost fleets of secret submarines, errant nuclear missiles, and a mega-reactor producing the un-seeable phenomenon of Blue Gorgon.

Artist info, statement, & images

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 or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts;Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; Student Athletic Fee Committee, UHM; SEED IDEAS, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; 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.
By appointment: Dec. 17, 2017 – Jan. 8, 2018. Contact: Rod Bengston, gallery director ; 808-956-6079
Closed: Saturdays; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23; non-instructional day, Nov. 24; Christmas Eve, Dec. 24; Christmas Day, Dec. 25; New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31; New Year’s Day, Jan. 1; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image:
Stéfane Perraud
Bleu Gorgone #02, 2016
Courtesy of the artist.

 

ISOTOPIA PACIFICA ARTIST INFO, STATEMENT, + IMAGES

ARTIST STATEMENT:
My research is the nuclear spectrum: touching that which would be the sign or the form of the nuclear effect by imagining a radiant body, a material live, mutant and bombarded with isotopes.

Isotopia is the parallel world, utopia infernal, built from the table of isotopes which serves as a workshop and exhibition area—where visitors are invited to discover and reflect on this monstrous body of impossible matter. —Stéfane Perraud

ARTIST INFO:

Stéfane Perraud explores scientific and technological impasses through drawing, photography, sculpture and interactive installation. Essentially prospective, his multimedia aesthetics evoke an archaeology of the future.

One of the artist’s main subjects concerns light and how it relates, both symbolically and scientifically, to knowledge and disaster at the same time. Using diverse electronic techniques, notably light programming, his works interact with the viewer’s body, movement and perception, all the while bridging the histories of science and art.

Born in 1975, Stéfane Perraud is a visual artist who first worked in performance and multimedia. He earned an MA in Arts, as a designer/conceptor in decorative arts, and studied multimedia and scenography as a double major at ENSAD (National School for Decorative Arts). From 2008, Perraud has been working on the limits and challenges of new media/trans-media through research initiated since then, within a constant back and forth from plastic to performance practice. Since 2010, nuclear energy and radioactive material have become two of his principal fields of research.

Perraud has participated in numerous artist residencies in France, Canada, and Holland. His recent exhibitions in 2015 include Aux abords de la vallée, Galerie de Roussan, France; Festival Les Bouillants, Le genre, Exposition de Féminin/Masculin at Le Volume, Vernes sur Sèche near Rennes;

Mutations, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and Isotopia, Espace Culture Lille 1, France. Perraud has performed in Vienna, Oslo, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Palermo, and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. He has also served as curator, artistic director, programmer, and organizer of festivals, events, and programs in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Paris, and in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Stéfane Perraud lives and works in Montreuil, just outside Paris, France. Galerie de Roussan in Paris, under the direction of Jeanne Lepine and Anne Brengou, previously represented him.

Aram Kebabdjian, born in 1978, holds a doctorate in the history of philosophy. He is a photographer and an award-winning author. His first novel, titled The Idle, is a work of fiction based on the world of contemporary art. Kebabdjian and Perraud have collaborated on several projects, combining Perraud’s visual work with Kebabdjian’s poetry and graphic design. They often describe their collaborations for the Isotopia installation series as theater.

Images courtesy of Stéfane Perraud:
Blue Flesh, 2017
Plexiglass, pork gelatin, strontium
variable dimensions

Edwin, 2017
print on paper, laser engraving
40 x 30 cm

 

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

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

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

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
Terra Keck
Lucy Oleshansky
Nisha Pinjani
Atis Puampai
Khari Saffo
Chiho Ushio

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.

 

MATERIAL SLIP

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

MATERIAL SLIP
March 4 – April 6, 2018
Commons Gallery

Artists Margery Amdur (Philadelphia, PA), Diana Baumbach (Laramie, Wyoming), Josephine Cachemaille (Auckland, NZ), Emma Fitts (Christchurch, 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.

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

Image:
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 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts 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

(TBA)
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists, The Art Gallery

The 2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts 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.


ARCHIVE : EXHIBITION + EVENTS

LEGEND

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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ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

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Jelly Beans-A  ART  EVENTS  

ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2017

December 6 – 10, 2017 / Commons Gallery

The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.

Hours:
Wednesday, December 6
4 – 7 pm

Thursday – Sunday, December 7 – 10:
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


WAIKIKI PARC FEATURES TAYLOR JOHNSON

Jelly Beans-S  SATELLITE

TAYLOR JOHNSON at WAIKIKI PARC GALLERY
September 21 – December 8, 2017
Public Reception: Thursday, September 21, 2017 / 6-8pm

Taylor Johnson‘s installation and prints 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.

Taylor Johnson is a Hawai‘i-based artist who works primarily in printmaking, specifically lithography. Johnson’s background in painting and her habitual collecting of vintage and organic ephemera also influence her work. Many of these works are responses to landscapes she experienced while growing up in Maui, as well as those of the northern U.S., where she would spend her childhood summers. Borrowing from old photographs, birds, and different types of vistas and dwellings she observed as a youth, she creates images that invoke the sense of being both tenderly familiar and eerie.

Johnson, currently a BFA candidate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), will graduate in fall 2017. She received her Associate in Arts degree from the University of Hawai‘i Maui College in 2014. Johnson has participated in both local and national juried shows, and most recently created a body of work for SYSTEMS: 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at The Art Gallery, UHM.

Guitarist Christopher Hopper will provide music at the opening reception in this series of up-and-coming young artists’ exhibitions at the Waikiki Parc. Hopper studied guitar with Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards finalist Ian O’Sullivan and ukulele under Dr. Byron Yasui. 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, Benjamin Verdery from Yale University, and Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Dearman from the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ).

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s 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:
The Grotto, 2017
lithography, chine collé
15” x 11”
Courtesy of the artist


GLASS EXHIBITION

Jelly Beans-E  EXHIBITION

REFLECTIONS by UHM GLASS STUDENTS
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017
Commons Gallery

Exhibition Information:
This exhibition features work by students from the glass program at UHM.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Image:
Alessandra Gaffney
solid-formed glass, 2017
Courtesy of the artist.



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