EDINA FÜLÖP visits Honolulu from Budapest, Hungary. She is a painter who attained her studio art degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. She is also currently working on a MA thesis in Art History at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University. Edina will be ‘in house’ starting Monday, October 5 for the remainder of the Fall semester – room 204 to be exact – doing her thing. Please drop by and introduce yourselves!!
DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
WELCOME TO EDINA FÜLÖP – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FROM HUNGARY
NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY is opening next Sunday with chock load of programming throughout the week. Hope to see you there!
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
Monday, October 5 / ART Auditorium
6-7:30 pm, Panel discussion with NEW NEW YORK curators Liam Davis and Debra Drexler and artists Paul Behnke, Amanda Church, and Lucas Moran
Tuesday, October 6 / ART Auditorium
6-7:30 pm, An Overview of Works by Barbara Takenaga
Public lecture by Barbara Takenaga, Intersections Visiting Artist
WENDY KAWABATA SOLO AT THE HONOLULU MUSEUM
WENDY KAWABATA : In the Land
Honolulu Museum of Art
October 2, 2015 to Jan 5, 2016
Reception: October 30, 5 to 6pm
In the Land features a mixed-media fiber work as well as a series of drawings related to the artist’s experience at a 2011 residency in Iceland. The exhibition presents a visual contradiction, questioning the balance of industry and nature, of manufacturing and making.
About her work the artist states:
“Grow in Light began during a residency on the Arctic Circle in Iceland. In that time I both became acclimated to, and resisted the patterns of near constant daylight and a kind of life close to the bone. I took as my starting point the endless fields of the mountain Spákonufell, the pervasive handiwork of the region, and the vulnerability of the land to aluminum smelting. I traveled to this less inhabited corner of Iceland hoping to hear more clearly amid the quiet. Quiet was found but tempered by the identification of land as a potential commodity. The incongruity between wild nature and industry in Icelandʼs highlands left me feeling spare and dislocated. As always with travel, I went looking for something and found something else. These flowers are not something else, or somewhere else. While born from a search for the wild, they have become routine and domestic. In this way, they become the insistence of interior experiences—the constant pressure of something hidden but not forgotten.
more about wendy
WENDY KAWABATA IN 20/20
WENDY KAWABATA is represented in 20 / 20
Book Launch Group Exhibition at Sanderson Art Gallery (New Zealand)
This exhibition celebrates the launch of Sanderson Contemporary’s new publication 20 / 20: Twenty Artists, Twenty Writers, One New Zealand Gallery. This, the fifth major publication from the gallery, features the work of 20 of our represented artists alongside texts from leading curators, critics, and art writers.
more about wendy
MEGAN BENT + the L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community
Organic Inclusivity – organized by MFA alum MEGAN BENT in partnership with the L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community.
Organic Inclusivity is comprised of images created by members of the L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community, where people with and without developmental disabilities share life based on mutual relationships. Megan has been living and working at L’Arche, and facilitated the organization and production of this installation. Organic Inclusivity is Megan’s first community art project in this scale.
Location: Woolworth Building Window #3, located on Broadway between 10+11th Street, Tacoma, Washington.
Dates: September 17 – December 4, 2015
Megan has this to say about Organic Inclusivity, “The photographic processes for this installation (cyanotype, solargraphy, chlorophyll prints, and lomography) were chosen to symbolize the values of the life we live in community. We utilized alternative photographic processes to reflect our commitment to live an alternative lifestyle where we place those who are often found on the margins in the center.
The alternative photography processes are simple yet yield results that elevate the mundane to the magical. In our lives at L’Arche, beauty is found in the everyday occurrences: sharing meals, singing songs, and working alongside one another. Day-to-day, what one person might consider mundane might be a major victory for another.
The photographic processes are pared down and inclusive; they are also processes that require time and patience. It can takes 2-3 days for one image to be created. In a world where the pace of life and activity is ever increasing we aim to shine a light on the importance of slowing down and appreciating the journey as much as the destination.”
More about Megan
PERCY LAM + ZOE LIU SHOWING IN CHICAGO
BFA students PERCY LAM + ZOE LIU will be featured in the exhibition “Hybrid Forms & Interdisciplinary Practice” at the Hokin Gallery of Columbia College (Chicago).
Opening Reception on September 18th during the Chicago Art Expo week and also a part of the October 20 Wabash Avenue Arts Crawl.”
PAT HICKMAN NEWS / UPCOMING SHOW IN NEW YORK
Professor Emeritus PAT HICKMAN is featured in a two-person exhibiton at OUTSIDE IN in Piermont, NY
Reception 10/11/2015; 2-5PM
Artist walkthrough at 3pm
Closing talk on Sunday 11/15/2015; 3pm
Pat has this to say about her work: My individual body of work grew out of an open studio residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME. The gift of time and focus there allowed me to confront the recent death of my 98 year old mother and visually reflect on this loss. Haystack encourages artists to move between studios and media new to us. In the Fab Lab, I used the laser cutter and in the graphic studio, explored embossing and printmaking with woodblocks carved using a digitized program, based on images of my mother’s last hand writing. New tools, new ways of working for me with welcome surprises. This new work spoke to me of my years of living in Hawai‘i, with proximity to Japan and aesthetic influences which crossed the Pacific.
Pat taught at UHM for sixteen years. Her current studio is at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center, NY and she lives nearby on the Lower Hudson River. Hickman’s work is in major collections, including the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and the Hawaii State Art Museum, among others. In Hawaii, Hickman’s commission, Nets of Makali’i-Nets of the Pleiades, stands as monumental entrance gates for the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Hickman twice received NEA Individual Artist’s Grants. In 2005, she was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and she served as President of the Textile Society of America (2008-2010). Hickman curated two traveling exhibits: Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987) and Baskets: Redefining Volume and Meaning (1993). more about Pat
DEBRA DREXLER BACK TO ST LOUIS
MICHELLE SCHWENGEL-REGALA IS STILL WITH US!!
MICHELLE SCHWENGEL-REGALA continues her presence in the ART Building, working on her upcoming exhibition HADAL ZONE at the Commons Gallery.
Michelle is an artist whose work is strongly influenced by her background in science. Her undergraduate degree and graduate studies were in entomology, wildlife ecology, and conservation biology, complementing her graduate certificate in Science Communication – Science Illustration from UC Santa Cruz.
She worked as a scientific and medical illustrator for more than 15 years before branching out into other types of art. Recently, she has coordinated local collaborative fiber projects including “Hook the Reef,” a crocheted coral reef project focusing on Hawaiian marine creatures, and numerous yarnbombing installations under the pseudonym “archiPURLago” with the crew “TheFUZZ.” The largest pieces have been at Spalding House in 2012 and 2014, while her signature tags of “spam knitsubi” are much smaller and are scattered around O‘ahu and beyond.
Michelle’s studio in the fiber classroom (364) M-F 8am to 1pm. Stop by any time to meet Michelle and her knitting machine. And maybe schedule a studio visit!
OHI, HO’AHU, GATHER, CASGLU
ohi, ho’ahu, gather, casglu
September 13 – 25, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. Buckets and Spoons
An improvised performance by UHM Dance Professor Betsy Fisher and musician Ernie Provencher in response to Chris Bird-Jones’ courtyard installation. Reception to follow until 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00-7:30 p.m., Art Bldg., Room 101
Chris Bird-Jones discusses her work.
Chris Bird-Jones has been named the Creative Wales Ambassador, 2015, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Art + Art History. 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; Sun. 12 – 4 pm
Admission to exhibition and events is free. Parking fees may apply.
DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822
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