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Art piece in The Art Gallery
Lawrence Seward, oil on panel, 40“x36”, 2020

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will showcase the Honolulu New Painting Invitational Exhibition at The Art Gallery through October 22.

This survey of painters in the 4,200-square-foot main art gallery is an unprecedented exhibition embodying the diversity and energy of contemporary painting in Honolulu today.

The exhibit affirms the commitment to living art and the ever-changing and resilient metropolitan Honolulu art community. It includes themes of ecological crisis, sublime natural beauty, urban blight, colonial history, stymied supply chains and the cultural complexities and contradictions that characterize contemporary Honolulu.

Debra Drexler, UH Mānoa painting professor and acting gallery director, said, “The work does not come to easy closure, but is guided by experimentation and risk.”

John Koga, one of Hawaiʻi‘s most established contemporary artists, wrote “Having had the pleasure of being immersed in Honolulu’s culinary, music, fashion, dance and visual arts community, I have met passionate creatives in their respective fields. This painting exhibition showcases some of Hawaiʻi’s best artists and mentors to our next generation.”

This exhibition is curated by Drexler, Koga and Maika Pollack.

For more information visit The Art Gallery website.

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