New York artist Eric Ginsberg revamped the prestigious
Fridge Art Fair last May in NYC.Ginsberg wanted to bring a variety of artists from different
backgrounds.UH professor Debra Drexler
was chosen as one of the 12 artists featured at the exhibit, along with other
international artists.The event
encourages open sales and interaction between customers and the artists.In the past, the event has felt stiff and
formal; this year it had a personal laid-back atmosphere.Artists were encouraged to make exhibits
their own, utilizing whatever materials they wanted to best showcase their
art.The purpose of this new layout was
to promote open communication with the artists, bringing a deeper meaning to
each piece.Drexler was chosen for her
elaborately colorful paintings which range from $80-$7,400.
Drexler also has a new book entitled "Planning Entropy" which is on display at the FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art from Nov. 1-29th at the Tipton Gallery at East Tennessee State University. The book has been in the works for 15 years and touches on sensitive subjects about nuclear testing and colonialism in the Pacific. The book is composed of 38 drawings, paintings, collages, and writings.
Congratulations to local artist and inspiration Scott Groeniger, who has been
chosen out of over 2,000 applicants to be featured in the Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial 808 Gallery at
Boston University.The exhibition showcases
the talents of 139 artists whose work is critiqued by a juror with a select few
receiving awards.Groeniger’s piece,
FreeSpace: Generation Ship org-4998e4.1: (mariner’s grid), was chosen as the
recipient of The Singer Editions jurors choice award for 2013. The award winning piece is pictured above, butThe exhibit runs from October 27th
to December 20th
MFA alum Robert Reed and Professor Mary Babcock are the two
of the genius brains behind Juxtapose, a wearable art exhibition in honor of
Honolulu fashion month. The event took
place on Oct. 19th at CoXist studios. Young up-and-coming designers fashioned pieces
made out of items found around the city, including bottle caps and aluminum
ornaments. Reed was especially
interactive with the show as a designer, performance artist, juror, and creator
of an installation designed specifically for the show.
Reed’s work is extending beyond the small island borders of
Hawaii to the Indianapolis Museum of Art where his piece titled “Inflatadiva”
is being featured in an exhibition.
Indianapolis isn’t the only city that has caught wind of Reed’s talent,
St. James, New York has found our talented alum as well. The Smithtown Township Arts Council is
currently displaying Reed’s work in the ChildhoodMemories: Juried Fine Art Exhibition, which runs from Oct. 19th-Nov.
23rd. Reed is the only artist
from Hawaii featured in the exhibit among many other talented artists from
around the U.S.
Robert Reed’s work is currently on display in Waikiki until October 13th at SPF Project, 729 Auahi St. His artwork was recently reviewed in David Goldberg's article Balancing act featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The article explores the contrasting exhibits of Reed’s modern take on Waikiki and photographer E.Y. Yanagi’s retro approaching to the bustling area. Reed utilizes common beach-like materials to form his piece titled "Wacky-kiki: The Queen of America." Goldberg analyzes the deeper meaning behind Reed's art as a commentary on the modern culture of Waikiki that is here to stay. Check out the entire review here.
MFA Alum Robert Reed is making proud UH from across the
country at the ManneqArt wearable art contest in Baltimore, Maryland. Reed enlisted the help of fellow BFA alum EvaEnriquez to model his art photographed by MFA alum Betsy Curtis. His pieces “Nowhere to Hide” and “Committed”
both won awards in the competition.
ManneqArt is a non-profit organization that puts wearable art on display for the American public. The organization awards prizes up to $16,000 for pieces displaying originality and creativity. Reed is now one of the honored few added to the list of winners for 2013.