June 30 – September 9, 2016, EXTENDED through November 10
Public Reception: Thursday, June 30, 2016 / 6-8pmBecause of Honolulu’s recent rapid urban growth, Janet Tran became interested in how built environment influences human experience. She bases her works on recognizable structures, forms, and elements drawn from architecture, but jars our expectations by using unconventional materials ranging from leaves to cardboard. In this exhibition Tran playfully continues this investigation by merging modular modernist sculptures with plush.Tran was recently awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UHM.
This exhibition is an expanded arts partnership with the Halekulani and its sister hotel, the Waikiki Parc.
Guitarist Aaron Cardenas will provide music at the opening reception. Cardenas, received his Bachelor of Music degree from UHM’s Department of Music, and will be attending Yale University’s graduate program this September. He has studied with guitar virtuosos Benjamin Verdery, Frederic Hand, Carlos Barbosa Lima, and the Brazilian Guitar Duo’s Douglas Lora and João Luiz.
SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Art + Art History, College of Arts + Humanities, and Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa
ADDRESS, HOURS + ADMISSION
Parc Promenade Gallery, Waikiki Parc Hotel Lobby
2233 Helumoa Road, Honolulu
Daily hotel hours / Free admission
Complimentary parking with hotel validation
textiles, polyfill, cordage
Photographer: Chris Rohrer
Born and raised in Hawai'i, Tran lives in Honolulu, where her fascination and analysis of the city’s transformation prompted her to pursue architecture at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). In 2012, after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on interior design, she continued her architectural studies while simultaneously expanding her interests and skills in the arts. Her recent art processes and manipulations of spatial relationships are influenced by her longstanding employment in her family’s small business and as a student assistant for the Children’s Center, UHM. In May 2016, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus on fiber from the Department of Art and Art History, UHM.
AN EXHIBITION OF PRINTS AND WORKS ON PAPER BY JENNY SANZARO-NISHIMURA
(exhibited concurrently with SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARM AND ROLLER PRESS)
February 28 - April 8, 2016
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
free and open to the public
Sunday, February 28 / The Art Gallery
2:00–2:30 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura
2:30–3:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Charles Cohan, co-curator, Selections from the Collection of Arm and Roller Press
3:00-5:00 p.m. Reception
This exhibition of works by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura is a tribute to the people and cultures of Asia and the Pacific Islands. It also includes works from a collaboration with Glennys Briggs titled Genocidal Tendencies.
These works reflect my long held infatuation with other cultures, especially Asia and the Pacific Islands—the art, the food, the languages and their beliefs. From early in my printmaking practice I began incorporating symbols, characters and artifacts from Asia and Egypt into my works and I continue to use them to this day. Living on the largest Island in the Pacific and visiting a number of the Pacific Islands over the years has also brought the influence of ‘island life’ into my work.
Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura has been a printmaker for over twenty years. She lectures in Printmedia at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, where she received a Doctoral degree. Her passion for printmaking began prior to her undergraduate degree and has never waned. She loves the technical processes involved and sees printmaking as medium that can reach a very broad audience and be taken into almost any other art discipline. Jennifer Sanzaro-Nishimura was president of Impress Print Studios in Brisbane.
Image: Asian connection I, 2015
Courtesy of the artist.
Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sun. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closed:Saturdays; Prince Kūhiō Day & Good Friday, Mar. 25; Easter, Mar. 27.
By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 21–24.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.