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Harry Tsuchidana: Works on Paper

August 26, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery, UHM

"It’s about the process, not about hitting the target. If you hit the target you are lost." –Harry Tsuchidana, 2018

More than eighty diverse drawings and paintings on paper are featured in the exhibition "Harry Tsuchidana: Works on Paper," on view at The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Although this noted living artist has produced an incredible volume of works over the course of his decades-long career and has received much-deserved attention in solo and group exhibitions for his paintings on canvas or board, this is only the second presentation that foregrounds his works on paper. The previous exhibition was held thirty years ago at Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Graphic Arts Gallery.

Rod Bengston, previous gallery director, UHM, selected the works in this exhibition. In conversations with Tsuchidana, Bengston identified seventeen themes and expressions—some of which the artist returned to over and over again throughout decades of his investigations. A selection of Bengston’s notes and observations accompanies the sections in the exhibition.

Recent UHM alumni are also contributing to this exhibition. Joelle Takayama (BFA, 2018) is creating a dynamic fifteen-foot long drawing that portrays the essence of Tsuchidana’s studio. Liezel Bagay (BFA, 2018) is the graphic designer of the accompanying forty-page exhibition catalogue.

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

Sunday, Aug. 26, at The Art Gallery, UHM

2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Talk Story with Harry Tsuchidana

3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Combined opening reception for "Harry Tsuchidana: Works on Paper" and "Emily McIlroy: Noctuary" at The Commons Gallery, UHM

Tuesday, Aug. 28, at The Art Gallery, UHM

2:00 – 2:45 p.m., Talk Story with Harry Tsuchidana (Session 1)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m., Talk Story with Harry Tsuchidana (Session 2)

Image: Harry Tsuchidana, "Low Tide," 1964, watercolor on paper, 24 x 30 cm. Courtesy of the artist.


Ticket Information
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00; Sunday 12:00 - 4:00. Closed: Saturdays; Labor Day, Sept. 3. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, gallery@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions+events/exhibitions/?p=3163

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