PINK: DREXLER + LARGUSA
November 5, 2018 - November 30, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Commons Gallery, Dept. of Art + Art History
PINK: DREXLER + LARGUSA November 5 - November 30, 2018 Commons Gallery
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 18 3:00-4:30 p.m., Opening reception
Thursday, November 29 1:30 p.m., Gallery walkthrough with artists (Session 1) 3:00 p.m., Gallery walkthrough with artists (Session 2)
This exhibition poses an artistic challenge to two contemporary Hawaiâ€˜i painters, Debra Drexler and Kalani Largusa. They have agreed to create a new series of large-scale paintings that investigate the formal, referential and symbolic aspects of the color PINK, including its relationship to technology, culture, psychology, literature, science, art history and gender.
Debra Drexler is a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄnoa. She maintains studios in both New York and Oâ€˜ahu and her work is informed by her unique bi-coastal experience. She has had over thirty solo and over 100 group exhibitions in national and international venues. Recently, she has also worked with a number of galleries in New York, Brooklyn, and New Jersey, including Gallery Gary Giordano (two-person, 2017), The Dorado Project (solo, 2016), Van Der Plas Gallery (solo, 2017; solo, 2015; three-person, 2014), and H.P. Garcia Gallery (solo, 2010, 2009). In 2017 she received strong reviews in "Whitehot Magazine" and "Arte Fuse," and was featured on "The Kalm Report." Her work was included in group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, Exit Art, The Curator Gallery, Ground Floor Gallery, Denise Bibro, Sideshow Gallery, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Creon Gallery, and AFP.
Kalani Largusa is from Kapahi, Kauaâ€˜i. He earned his MFA from the University of Hawaiâ€˜i (2016). He previously studied drawing and illustration at the California College of Arts and received his BFA in painting studio practice from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013). He was invited to the San Diego Comic Convention Comic Scholar Poster Session, and a guest speaker at San Francisco's WonderCon and the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to present his paper entitled "The Significance of Kato and the Evolution of His Role as the Green Hornetâ€™s Sidekick."
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00â€“4:00. Sun. 12:00â€“4:00. Closed: Sat., Nov. 6, Election Day; Nov. 12, Veterans Day; Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day; Nov. 23, Non-instructional day.
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://hawaii.edu/art/pink-drexler-largusa/