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ROBERT REED + HIS GIRLFRIENDS WIN AWARDS
January 24, 2015

MFA alum ROBERT REED won three awards in 2014 at Manneqart a wearable art exhibition in Maryland. Robert tells us about the winning works.

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RR: Auntie Organic: GMO picnic is an anthropomorphic queen ant with her hair made into a woven picnic basket. Her colony is attacking a picnic of genetically modified fruits and vegetables with tiny shopping carts. Incidentally this piece is currently on display at the Robinson Nature Center.

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RR: Encapsulated is a time capsule that evolved from an installation I did at Northern Illinois University Art Museum using PVC pipes and a Foodsaver sealer. Fittingly this piece is on display at a Shopping Mall in Columbia.

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RR: Finally Cyborg Cher is made from heating/air conditioning ductwork, tin and a aloha skirt. Cher was originally conceived in Hawai‘i for the exhibition “It’s a (Wo)man’s World” organized by another UHM alum Susan Callahan King. Cher was later displayed at Columbia Center of the Arts along with four small sculptures for Erase Hate Through Art. On this occasion I was also able to rework an earlier performance about hate crime.

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DIANE CHEN AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM
January 24, 2015

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Check out one of DIANE CHEN’s commissioned ceramic wall installations at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Intersections Visiting Scholar TOSHIO SHIMIZU Thursday, February 5 @630pm
January 23, 2015

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Intersections Visiting Scholar TOSHIO SHIMIZU
Public Lecture: History of Japanese Art Since the 1950s
The lecture will highlight significant artists and collectives including Gutai, Neo Dada, High Red Center, and Mono-ha.
Thursday, February 5
UHM ART Auditorium
5:45-6:20 pm, Reception
6:30-7:30 pm, Public Lecture

TOSHIO SHIMIZU is the Director of Toshio Shimizu Art Office, Toshio Shimizu is an art critic, independent curator, and a professor at Gakushuin Women’s College in Japan. He also holds the position of art director of public art at Tokyo Midtown. In addition, Shimizu serves as a curator at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and as an artistic director at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito. His recent focus is on the cultivation of exhibitions and public art. He completed his studies at the Tokyo Metropolitan University and École du Louvre, Paris.

co-sponsored by department partner TOKYO MIDTOWN.

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#YOLO / “deluded,” “narcissistic,” and “entitled.” INTO VIEW
January 23, 2015

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The Dynamic Duo of ERIKA ENOMOTO+HULANG ZUO curate INTO VIEW at Gallery ‘Iolani. An exhibition of 12 “narcissists”.

Curatorial Statement: The artists belong to the Millennial Generation, born between the early-80s to mid-90s. This generation is ubiquitously defined as “deluded,” “narcissistic,” and “entitled.” INTO VIEW endeavors to deepen the understanding of who Millennial artists are, what their concerns may be, and whether or not they embrace, reject, or otherwise feel ambivalently toward being labeled as “narcissists.” The exhibition aims to look at the ways in which Millennial artists working on Oʻahu negotiate the contemporary art world on their own terms.

Artists: Jake Boggs, Andrea Charuk, Jan Dickey, Jordan Harrison, Neilson Ishida, Alina Kawai, Laura Konecne, Kalani Largusa, Eric Ricky Allen Peters, Landon Tom, Lauren Trangmar and Andrew Yamauchi.

at Gallery ‘Iolani
Artist Reception: Friday, January 30, 4–7pm
Show: January 30 to February 27, 2015

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MICHELLE SCHWENGEL-REGALA / THE FUZZ IS IN THE BUILDING
January 23, 2015

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Thrilled to announce our SPRING 2015 MICHELLE SCHWENGEL-REGALA ! A member of THE FUZZ, she has already yarn-bombed a UHM bike rack.

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.

This semester Michelle is based in the fiber classroom (308) as an Artist in Residence. Stop by any morning to see Michelle and her knitting machine at work!

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GANZEER TALKS AT UHM ON FEBRUARY 4
January 14, 2015

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GANZEER will present a lecture on his work on
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at noon to 1:15pm
BURNS HALL (room 2118)

Ganzeer is the pseudonym of an Egyptian artist operating mainly between graphic design and contemporary art since 2007. He is not an author, comicbook artist, installation artist, painter, speaker, street artist, or videographer, though he has assumed these roles in a number of places around the world. His art has been shown in Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Jordan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States, as well as in myriad Cairo galleries.

Art in America Magazine has referred to Ganzeer’s work as “New Realism,” and the Huffington Post ranked him among “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art.” but Ganzeer rejects both labels and regards Bidoun magazine’s description of him as a “contingency artist” as probably the most accurate, while Ganzeer refers to his own practice as Concept Pop. Al-Monitor.com has placed him on a list of “50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East” (2013), and he is also one of the protagonists in a critically acclaimed documentary “Art War” (2014) by German director Marco Wilms.

Ganzeer is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

co-sponsored with Shangri La + the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the UHM International Cultural Studies Program

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TOM KLOBE PUBLISHES MEMOIR
January 21, 2015

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TOM KLOBE emeritus professor and served as the director of the University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery from 1977 to 2006, has recently published a memoir entitled A Young American in Iran. [more info]

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MFA2015 SHOW TO OPEN 1/18 – HUGH CANNON + JEN CHUA + TOM WALKER
January 6, 2015

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2015 MFA EXHIBITIONS
HUGH CANNON + JEN CHUA + TOM WALKER

January 18 – February 13, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Sunday, January 18
3:00 – 5:00 pm, Reception

Friday, January 30
Gallery walk-throughs with the artists
1:00 pm, Jennifer Chua, Always Petal by Petal
1:30 pm, Hugh Cannon, Reliquaries
2:00 pm, Tom Walker, Sequence
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Reception

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ENTRY / KAMRAN SAMIMI AT THE COMMONS
January 14, 2015

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ENTRY / KAMRAN SAMIMI
Commons Gallery
January 14 – February 6 2015

Exhibition Statement:
Our brain perceives boundaries through our senses, informing the ways in which we relate to our environment. Entry explores this interaction as it entices the audience to penetrate and experience the space with their body, rather than simply their eyes.

see more of Samimi’s work

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KENNETH BUSHNELL PROFESSOR EMERITI AT KOA GALLERY
January 14, 2015

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MOVING ON: THE TRAVEL DIARIES OF KEN BUSHNELL
JANUARY 15 – MARCH 7, 2015

Professor Emeriti Ken Bushnell taught drawing and painting for 40 years at UHM and influenced countless students and artists.

opening reception: Thursday, January 15th at 4:30 – 7:00pm

Koa Gallery at KCC
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Closed Sunday – Tuesdays and Holidays

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