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WENDY KAWABATA / CUT & PASTE

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WENDY KAWABATA included in Cut & Paste: Contemporary Collage
at Site:Brooklyn
Februyary 25 to March 19


DEBORAH G. NEHMAD SOLO IN HOUSTON

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MFA ALUM DEBORAH G. NEHMAD / TARGETED DISSONANCE
at Cindy Lisica Gallery.com (Houston, TX)
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10th, 6-8:30PM
Exhibition Dates: February 10th – March 11th, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30AM-5:30PM

The deeply moving artwork of Deborah G. Nehmad brings stunning layers of materials and concepts, revealed through multiple series of an extensive body of work. Her contemporary style embodies a seamless blend of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism to present mixed media works that engage audiences in rhythmic patterns and designs. The artist’s latest series, on view for the first time, turns to the more traditional craft of needlepoint and the use of QR codes that can be read with cell phones to convey powerful messages to the viewer. The visually enlightening effects of her techniques employed on paper include burning, etching, scraping, scoring, stamping, puncturing, typing, writing, and drawing. Each individual mark or hole provides its own narrative, marking of time, process and presence.

Initially stemming from the artist’s own personal pain, her work from the wasted series addresses anguish on a broader scale, incorporating compulsive mark making to translate what cannot always be conveyed adequately through verbal interactions. The tension applied to and implied by her artwork draws serious attention to disquieting issues, such as gun violence and political turmoil in the United States. This exhibition urges the viewer to unmask and recognize our humanity in troubling times, while also introducing seductive, captivating and aesthetically arresting material. targeted dissonance is accompanied by an illustrated catalog.

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MICHAEL CONNOLLY + ANDREW YAMAUCHI / POP-UP

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LANDSCAPE + LAVA
Two-person exhibition featuring the work of
MICHAEL CONNOLLY + ANDREW YAMAUCHI

One night only! Join us for this highly anticipated opening reception for artists Andrew Yamauchi and Michael Connolly. Connolly’s bold, dynamic ceramics will be exhibited alongside Yamauchi’s moody, ethereal landscape paintings on canvas. Free and open to the public. After the opening reception viewing of the works will be by appointment only.

Opening Reception : Friday, February 3, 6-9 PM
Pacific Guardian Center, Mauka Tower Suite 100 (737 Bishop Street)
Free Validated Parking. Enter parking lot from Alakea Street, just after turning from Ala Moana Blvd.

Showing by appointment throughout the month of February. contact (msconnol@hawaii.edu)


VISITING SCHOLAR/CURATOR : DEFNE AYAS

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VISITING SCHOLAR/CURATOR : DEFNE AYAS
Lecture: Art in the Age of Crisis
Friday March 10, 2017, 4pm @ UHManoa ART Auditorium

How does the creation of art relate to forms of energy and raw material? To oil, gas, or alternative sources such as the sun? Could it even fly on rays of cosmic energy?

Defne Ayas will relate art to the question of crisis, be it aesthetic, geographic, communal and even spiritual. She will also be looking at how artists can be active (co-)creators of possible future vectors of realities, politics, institutions and their representation.

Ayas is a curator and publisher in the field of contemporary visual art and its institutions. She is currently the Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, where she oversees an exhibition program devoted to artists, writers, and curators from across the globe. Since 2012, she has commissioned and (co-) curated numerous long-term projects and exhibi­tions including the recent WERE IT AS IF by Bik van der Pol, Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland and the three-part Art In The Age of… series. Ayas has worked on a number of biennial projects as: curator of the Pavilion of Turkey in the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale; co-curator of the 6th Moscow Biennale; co-cura­tor of the 11th Baltic Triennale; city curator for the 9th Shanghai Biennale and curator-at-large at PERFORMA in New York and Spring in Hong Kong. In 2013, Ayas launched WDWReview.org as Witte de With’s esteemed online arts & culture journal, together with Adam Kleinman as its Chief Editor.

This event is made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through his estate gift, which established The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Colleges of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Chun was a distinguished and visionary educator. This lecture is also sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities and the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature.

Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE : MAP OFFICE

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Artists in Residence: MAP OFFICE
February 27 – March 10, 2017

“Mapping is essential, and it functions less as an accurate description of territory and more as an entry into the possibilities and prejudices that inhabit a certain place at a certain time.”

CONVERSATION on MAPS + ART:
Tuesday, February 28 / 330pm @ the GRICC – ROOM 363
ART TALK:
Thursday, March 2 / 3:00-4:15pm @ ROOM 101
WORKSHOP on MAPPING: Friday, March 3 / 10am -1pm @ the John Young Museum of Art

MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (b. Casablanca) and Valérie Portefaix (b. Saint-Etienne). This duo of artists has been based in Hong Kong since 1996 working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, mapping, photography, video, installations, performance, and literary and theoretical texts. Their projects chart the long-term history of human appropriation of land. For the last decade they have engaged the global development of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and the Pearl River Delta region of China, recorded in a number of key publications, including Unreal Estates of China (2007); My PRD Stories (2005), HK LAB (2002); HK LAB 2 (2005). They are currently working on a number of mapping projects concerned with the history of islands and oceans.

MAP Office projects have been exhibited in major international art, design and architecture events including: Singapore Biennale (2016), Yokohama Triennial (2017), Seoul Biennale (2017), 7th Asia Pacific Triennial (2012); 1st Kiev Biennale (2012); 6th Curitiba Art Biennale (2011); 7th, 11thand 12th Venice Architecture Biennale (2000, 2008, 2010); Canary Island Biennale (2009); Prospect.1 New Orleans (2008); 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008); 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007); 52nd Venice Art Biennale (2007); 15th Sydney Biennale (2006); 1st Paris Triennial (2006); 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (2005); 1st Singapore Biennale (2006); 2nd, 3rd and 5th Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale (2007, 2009, 2013).

This event is made possible by the Student Activity Program Fee Board.
Contact: Jaimey Hamilton Faris | hamilton.faris@hawaii.edu


VISITING ARTIST : MARTIN JANECKÝ

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VISITING ARTIST : MARTIN JANECKÝ
GLASS ARTIST / LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC

January 30 : Slide Lecture
ART Auditorium 5:30-6:30pm
Reception to follow

January 30 -­ February 4 : Daily Demonstrations in the Glass Studio
room 117 from 9am -­ 4pm

Sponsored by the Glass Art Family and the Student Athletic Fee Committee
Contact : Rick Mills, rmills8189@aol.com

JANECKÝ’s website


VISITING ARTIST : ANDREA DEZSÖ BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!

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VISITING ARTIST : ANDREA DEZSÖ

Residency: January 17 – February 9 at Room 302
Gaffing Sessions: Sundays, January 22 + 29t, 10-2 at Room 117
Public Lecture: Tuesday, January 31, 5-6 at Room 101

Dezsö will also be creating a series of stone lithographs and glass sculptures with the assistance of ART students Robert Flowers, David Harada and Yoshimi Teh.

Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, artist’s books, embroidery, cut paper, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and public art. Dezsö’s permanent public art has been installed in two New York City subway stations, at the United States Embassy in Bucharest, Romania and at CUNY BMCC Fiterman Hall in Lower Manhattan. Community Garden, Dezsö’s mosaic in the New York City subway was recognized as Best American Public Art in 2007 by Americans for the Arts.

Dezsö is Associate Professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and maintains studios in NYC and in Western Massachusetts. She exhibits internationally and is represented by the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York and Pucker Gallery in Boston.

Dezsö’s instagram feed + website


KENT NISHIMURA + ATIS PUAMPAI IN PHOTOSPIVA

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KENT NISHIMURA + ATIS PUAMPAI accepted into 2017 PhotoSpiva – a national photographic competition and exhibition.

above image by Atis Puampai – “UH Art Department at 970MPH”, Archival Pigment Print from Fujifilm FP100-C Instant Picture, 17″x22″, 2016


ART AT LARGE IS DONE!

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ART AT LARGE : taking art out of the studios
Please check out the murals created by 13 UH artists on Dole Street between the Law and Music buildings.
EMILY BOEHM
KAINOA GRUSPE
TOMMY HITE
KIMBERLY GIEGERICH
TAYLOR JOHNSON
ALINA KAWAI
ZOE LIU
KANA OGAWA
KHARI SAFFO
BOZ SCHURR
GEOFF SIU
SHEANAE TAM
IRA VILLAFRANCA

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FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY / BRYAN CZIBESZ + SHAWN SPANGLER

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BRYAN CZIBESZ + SHAWN SPANGLER continue their collaborative work in exhibition FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY
at Jane Hartsook Gallery in Manhattan NYC on 27th street
February 17 – March 17, 2017
Reception Friday, February 17 at 6-8pm

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