Congratulations to MA Art History student SHULANG ZOU for winning this year’s C. F. and Grace Ning / Confucius Institute at UHM “Excellence in Chinese Studies” MA level award.
DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
KATHERINE LOVE + KIRSTEN RAE SIMONSEN
Koa Gallery presents Romantic Landscapes and Pleasure Parks
New Work by MFA alum KATHERINE LOVE and Lecturer KIRSTEN RAE SIMONSEN
February 18 – March 10, 2016
Love explores imagery and ideas that critique commonly held assumptions related to feminine identity, domestic life, and societal expectations, while Simonsen explores narratives of return, longing, and the search for home through the lens of the pastoral and the spectacle. Both artists create works that strike a balance between the sensuous and the romantic, and the mysterious and the ominous.
Opening reception Thursday, February 18 at 4:30-7:30pm.
CAROLINE BAICY / ERIKA ENOMOTO / KRISTIN REMINGTON / SHULANG ZOU – THIS SATURDAY
CAROLINE BAICY / ERIKA ENOMOTO / KRISTIN REMINGTON / SHULANG ZOU
MA Art History students are presenting their papers at the EWC Grad Student conference this Saturday, Feb 13 at 10:30-12:15 (East West Center)
PANEL / Asian Visual and Material Culture / Kaniela Room Moderator: Medha Sabhapathi (Sri Lanka), Economics
Shulang Zou (China), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
Reconsidering Tibetan Contemporary Art in Presenting Tibetan Identity
Caroline Baicy (USA/Philippines), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Megalomania, Memory, and the Marcos era: National Shame and Regional Pride in the Philippines
Erika K Enomoto (USA), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa and East-West Center The Soft Power of Rimpa: Cultivating Kyoto’s Cultural Identity with RIMPA 400
Kristin M Remington (USA), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Along the Road to Angkor: Khmer Art From the John Young Collection
Katie Lazarowicz (USA), University of Texas at Austin Curation of Intangible Cultures and re-Invented Traditions: A Contemporary Indian Folk Art Museum in Northern Japan
full program can be found here.
DEBRA DREXLER AT GROUND FLOOR
DEBRA DREXLER included in LAZULI and Small Blue Thing
Feb 11th – Feb 28th, 2016
Artists Reception : Friday Feb 19th 6 – 9pm
Closing Reception : Sunday Feb 28th 3 – 5pm
Ground Floor Gallery 343 5th St., Brooklyn NY 11215
Gallery Hours : Th/Fri 2 – 6pm Sat 12 – 6pm Sun 12 – 5pm
LEE CHESNEY 1920 – 2016
Artist and ART Professor Emeritus LEE CHESNEY passed away in Los Angeles on January 21, 2016. He was 95.
Chesney taught at UHM from 1972 to 1984. He was born in Washington, D.C. and studied art at the University of Colorado with James Boyle, receiving his BFA in 1946. Chesney continued his studies at the University of Iowa where he worked with Mauricio Lasansky and James Lechay, earning his M.F.A. Further studies took him to Universidad de Michoacan in Mexico where he studied with Alfredo Zalce, and to the renowned experimental printmaking workshop Atelier 17 in New York, under the supervision of founder Stanley William Hayter.
Chesney’s work has garnered numerous awards which included a Fulbright Fellowship in 1956/57. He is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Gallery of Art, Stockholm; Tate Gallery; Bibliothèque nationale de France; Victoria and Albert Museum; Smithsonian Art Museum, National Gallery of Art; Library of Congress; Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum; Philadelphia Museum; Honolulu Academy of Arts; Oakland Museum; Seattle Museum of Art; Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles County; Portland Art Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; the Butler Institute of American Art and numerous university collections.
JAN DICKEY / PIECES OF NAPOLEON BLOWNAPART
Pieces of Napoleon Blownapart
by JAN DICKEY
UHM Commons Gallery
February 7 – 19
M-F 10am – 4pm
Su 12 – 4pm
Pieces of Napoleon Blownapart is 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.
Jan received his BFA from the University of Delaware and is currently an MFA candidate at UHM. 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.
WENDY KAWABATA TO AUCKLAND
In the Land, WENDY KAWABATA‘s exhibition travels from Honolulu to Auckland. Details here.
CHEN + DICKEY + KAWAI + KELECHI + TAKAUCHI @HARAJUKU STATION
ART students MICHELLE CHEN + JAN DICKEY + ALINA KAWAI + KENYATTA KELECHI + MONET TAKAUCHI joins forces with Indie Visualist and Artafterdark @Honolulu Museum of Art.
Check out their wares on Friday, January 29, 2016.
BRAD EVAN TAYLOR IN CERAMICS MONTHLY
STARADVERTISER REVIEW OF CHARLIE COHAN’S MAUI CURATORIAL PROJECT
DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
2535 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
Art Building, Room 142
Open M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm