This year I had the honor of being selected as one of the six artists contributing work to the 2012 Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X at the Honolulu Museum of Art in Oahu. The other invited artists in the exhibition are Mary Babcock, Solomon Enos, Jianjie Ji, Jaisy Hanlon, and Bruna Stude. At the exhibition’s opening, I also received special recognition by museum benefactor Timothy Choy, by being granted the Ellen Choy Craig Award.
Encouraged to expand on my 2011 piece clear cut by curator Inger Tully, I created a site-specific installation titled the disappearing place. It was inspired by the idea of a supernatural world where humans and nature intertwine, and utilized archival photographs, clear zip ties, kite-string, plumbing tape, mason line, tangled nets of threads, and a koa tree I transported from the Big Island. See images here.
Inaugurated in 1993, The Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawai’i Artists was conceived to be a complement, as well as an alternative, to the juried exhibitions that take place annually throughout the state. The Biennial is not a survey or overview of the contemporary art activity in Hawai‘i but rather a selection of some of the most promising recent work by Hawai‘i artists. Each artist has been provided with gallery space to show a body of several works or create an installation at Spalding House.
February 23, 2012 – July 22, 2012
Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X Panel Discussion
Feb. 21, 6-8pm; UH-Mānoa Art Auditorium, free
The six Biennial X artists will speak about their work and their approach to one of Hawai‘i’s most prestigious exhibitions. RSVP: 532-5217.
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Review in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:
Some Images (the disappearing place):