At First Hawaiian Center: The Foolishness of Things, Hawai’i Crafts II + Abstractions in Paint, Wood, and Fiber

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Aug 24 2017 - Oct 20 2017

The Foolishness of Things: Paintings by James Kuroda
James Kuroda’s bright, abstract paintings evoke otherworldly visions. Seas of white filled with curious creature-like forms stand out against the background in a harmonious and playful dance across the canvas. For him, painting is a way to cultivate the spirit and record emotions. 

Hawai’i Crafts II: Ceramics from Honolulu Museum of Art
This exhibition presents ceramic works by Hawai‘i artists made between 1970 to the present. This is the second of two shows commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Hawai’i Craftsmen. 

Abstractions in Paint, Wood, and Fiber: Works by Pratisha Budhiraja, Emily DuBois, and Rio Suzuki
See work by three artists inspired by the intersection of scientific inquiry, philosophy, poetry, and traditional craft. Artist and scientist Pratisha Budhiraja’s works on paper and wood incorporate poetical texts in Sanskrit related to themes of individuality and self-awareness. In addition to weaving and piecing together fabric, Emily DuBois deconstructs Tongan tapa pieces, creating an intimate relationship with the tapa makers, while Rio Suzuki’s improvisational technique of mixing acrylic with large amounts of water, results in paintings that are fluid, gestural, and atmospheric.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Contemporary
  • James Kuroda
  • Pratisha Budhiraja
  • Emily DuBois
  • Rio Suzuki

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