Friday, March 13, 2009
Wendy Kawabata at TCM First Hawaiian Center
Wendy Kawabata (faculty) "Pull, Mark, Fold"
Exhibition at The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center / February 13 to May 1, 2009
Using materials such as piles of logs and recycled books Kawabata's evolving bodies of work explore the relationship between process, repetition, and material. "My process of making is closely related to both drawing and to the history of utilitarian feminine craft. Repetitive and meditative acts: wrapping, poking, folding, stacking, hooking, pulling - all make space for quiet, association, and attentiveness."
Wendy Kawabata has been an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa since 2005. Her works have been exhibited in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions including Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI; Rochester Contemporary Gallery, Rochester, NY; and Steps Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico.