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THE BODY FARM One Body, Two Artists, Two Visions. Exhibit by Kris Goto and Eric West

The ARTS @ Marks Garage presents: "The Body Farm"-One Body, Two Artists, Two Visions.

A collection of works by Kris Goto and Eric West that explores how two artists translate the human form into paintings. Each artist is asked to interpret a given body part in their own style. Inspiration comes to different people in different ways. The Body Farm is not about the anatomy of the Human species, but the way we translate our inspiration into art, commonly or abstract from others. Within this body of works a deeper understanding of how two different artists see, feel, create, and are influenced by their inspiration is revealed. The results turn into a whimsical look into the body… In one set, Goto turns Lungs into coral being explored by fish, while West turns lungs into a multicolored geometric maze reminiscent of aboriginal artwork.

The Body Farm is on display from January 13th through February 28th.

Opening reception on Thursday January 15th, 2015 from 6pm-9pm

With a special artist talk on First Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 7:30pm.

About Kris Goto

Ever since she can remember, Kris has wanted to be an artist. She filled notebook after notebook with her own invented characters and their stories. Her early fascination was with manga, especially the works of artist Yuu Watase and Osamu Tezuka. Born and rAaised in the countryside of Japan, Kris moved to Hong Kong at the age of nine. She spent two years of high school in New Zealand where she discovered a world outside manga, and particular inspiration in the art of Maori tattoos and the works of Dave Mckean. She moved to Hawaii in 2006.

Her work has been displayed at Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Manifest, Next Door, Loading Zone, Bambu Two, The ARTS at Marks Garage, V Lounge, Zenworx Kaka'ako, Greenroom HAWAII, Gallery Meld on the Big Island and Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. Her last three gallery exhibitions held in 2014 focused on her fascination with the ocean; the feel of being in the water, the sound of the waves, that feeling in your stomach in every step towards the nose, the wind in your hair, the power of the waves pushing you down, that moment you let nature take control. Hence the names of the series, In the Element, Rice and Surf and the Wipeout series. Kris now lives and works in her studio at the Chinatown Artist Lofts in Honolulu. She opens her attached mini-gallery to the public on First Fridays, where she displays quirky pieces that won't be found elsewhere.

About Eric West

Engaged in the arts early in life he is always reinventing his artistry and exploring diverse creative media. Spending the majority of his adult life in New York City to further his creative arts he has self educated and enveloped himself in the fields of visual arts, performing, writing and producing. Eric, now living in Hawaii for seven years has found his home among the arts community and is continuously educating himself further in diverse arts and creativity. Living and working at The Chinatown Artists Lofts has been a key vehicle in furthering his creative outlet.

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