Schedule of events
Information may be subject to change.
MARY KIM: GGOT BYEOL: LOVE OF TWO STARS
August 26 – September 20, 2019 / Commons Gallery
ATTRIBUTE: EDWARDS + PORTNER + SOLIVEN
September 3 – October 18, 2019 / The Art Gallery
FRANCIS HAAR: DISAPPEARING HONOLULU
September 15 – December 6, 2019 / John Young Museum of Art
KA-NING FONG: THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
September 23 – October 11, 2019 / Commons Gallery
CODY ANDERSON: SPENDING TIME
October 14 - November 1, 2019 / Commons Gallery
BRAD EVAN TAYLOR: RIFT
November 3 – December 13, 2019 / The Art Gallery
MYTHS & MORTALITY: CERAMIC STUDIO RECENT WORKS
November 3 – 27, 2019 / Commons Gallery
ANNUAL GLASS + CERAMICS HOLIDAY SALE 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday to Sunday, December 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MEGAN BENT : LATENCY
January 13 - February 7, 2020 / Commons Gallery
JEAN CHARLOT IN FIJI
January 19 - May 6, 2020 / John Young Museum of Art
INUNDATION : CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PACIFIC
January 19 - February 21, 2020 / The Art Gallery
TOKYO MIDTOWN 2019 ART COMPETITION WINNER
January 9 - 21, 2020 / Commons Gallery
JENNA MACY : DON'T FORGET TO WEAR SUNSCREEN
February 24 - March 13, 2020 / Commons Gallery
2020 MFA EXHIBITIONS
March 8 - April 9, 2020 / The Art Gallery
JAKE BOGGS / GEMZ AVERY
March 23 - April 9, 2020 / Commons Gallery
2020 BFA EXHIBITIONS
April 26 - May 14, 2020 / The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery
This exhibition by painter Mary Kim explores the relationship between elements of nature and the complexity of human emotions. It draws its inspiration from The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl (牛郎織女), a Chinese folktale dating back more than 2600 years. The forlorn lovers of this bittersweet story are only permitted to meet once a year. Their tears of joy when they meet, and those of sadness when they part, are the source of rain in the human world.
Attribute poses an artistic challenge to three contemporary Hawai‘i artists, Christopher Edwards, Maya Lea Portner and Juvana Soliven. They have accepted our invitation to create new installations that combine their own artworks with the objects that have inspired their practice, ranging from atlases, animal remains to sex toys. The artists were selected for their long commitment to object making, for their superb craftsmanship, and for their close scrutiny of things that surround them in everyday life.
Disappearing Honolulu takes its title from a project undertaken by Francis Haar in the late 1960s. Haar’s photographs and film are valuable documents of a not so distant past that capture one of Honolulu’s diverse, multicultural communities in the midst of urban displacement – themes that remain relevant today as Honolulu undergoes another period of transformation.
Ka-Ning Fong has been making urban landscape paintings across the globe for over thirty years. This exhibition focuses on those he made within the past ten years in Honolulu’s Chinatown, the neighborhood of his painting studio. In them he emphasizes the dramatic changes in familiar sites, sometimes with near prophetic forecasting its imminent demise.
Spending Time is a demonstration of applied learning. Anderson displays the outcomes of three acts of prolonged observation, respectively of a window view, a young bonsai tree, and a coconut palm frond. Anderson’s durational drawing and video work look to gain a sense of the world through careful attention to pace and scale.
An opening made by splitting or cleaving, to burst open or split. Geologically, rift refers to a feature exposed through tearing the earth’s crust. Rift is an action which exposes the space between, and makes the hidden visible. Taylor’s exhibition is about transformation and metamorphosis. He is fascinated by the reorganization of material and form through process.
Myths & Mortality is an exposition of work created by seven artists working in the UHM Ceramics Area. The work as a whole addresses the ideas of transformation, hybridity, non-ordinary states of consciousness, remembrance, and death through evocative and vivid ceramic sculpture.
The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.
This illustrated lecture explores the hidden history in and behind paintings by the great early nineteenth-century artists Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, and J.M.W. Turner, showing how specific people, events, and world historical processes shaped their art.