Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Alexander Clinthorne News

Alexander Clinthorne News

Congratulations to Resident Artist at the Gaya Ceramic Arts Center, Alexander "Xander" Clinthorne for his exhibition, "Entangled Indonesian Insects."  

Xander's ineffable penchant for "the fine line between cute and scary, or beautiful and weird" comes to a culmination in his opening exhibition.  These breathtaking pieces speak of intuitive and fantastic creativity, fluid dexterity and daring manipulation of the medium, and an intense observation of the natural world in various stages of transformation.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

John Tanji Koga News!

Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition
Undulation: rise and fall: Recent Work by John Tanji Koga

February 21, 2013 - May 13, 2013
Honolulu Museum of Art

Congratulations to John Tanji Koga for being honored by the Honolulu Museum of Art as the 12th recipient of the Catharine E.B. Cox Award for Excellence in Visual Arts!

Koga’s exhibition titled Undulation: rise and fall will include recent paintings and sculptures that spur modernist tropes toward unexpected ends while paying homage to such eminent Japanese-American artists as Satoru Abe, and the late Tadashi Sato and Isamu Noguchi.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Phoebe Cummings Exhibition: Cella @ The University of Hawai'i Art Gallery

Phoebe Cummings Exhibition: Cella
@ The University of Hawai'i at Manoa Art Gallery
February 24 – April 5, 2013

Visiting artist Phoebe Cummings uses unfired clay to create unique, temporary installations in response to each specific place or venue.  Captured as a memory or photograph, her ephemeral works accentuate and contrast with the labor-intensive processes involved in its creation.

Illuminated by dramatic lighting, a cave-like environment with works evocative of stalagmites and stalactites was at the center of the plans for Phoebe Cummings: Cella, an intriguing, site-specific installation at the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery.  She began by pressing wet clay through a fine wire mesh, similar to that of a tea strainer, to produce a small mass of closely clustered strands.  Hundreds of clusters were prepared and carefully connected to construct the larger forms. 

Since the works are made of unfired clay, they will continue to evolve throughout the duration of the exhibition.  Images and videos of the artist at work on this installation will be projected on the walls of the gallery.

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