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University Of Hawai'i Art Gallery - EXHIBITS - 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions & Weston Teruya: Expansion (land.water.sky)
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
EXHIBITION + ARTIST RESIDENCY
Weston Teruya: Expansion (land.water.sky)
February 25 – March 22, 2019
Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), Art Building
Weston Teruya is known for his paper sculptural installations that examine the social dynamics, textures, and histories of specific sites. He is producing a new project, Expansion, on site during his residency. Expansion looks at the hyperdevelopment of the built environment in the Ward and Kaka‘ako neighborhoods on O‘ahu. This examination threads together a history of infill, glass bottomed balcony pools with ocean views, techno-libertarian seasteading dreams amidst Pacific garbage patch gyres, and Elon Musk’s launch of a Tesla into orbit. The piece contends with the refuse and dislocations left in the wake of moneyed incursions across the land, water, and into the sky; from Hawai‘i to California and into space. Expansion centers on a paper sculptural installation and video that incorporates elements like red dirt from Kaka‘ako, soil from Silicon Valley in California, and discarded materials also gathered from those areas, formed into small sculptures. In the end, Expansion strips away the ostentatious gloss to find the linkages between these historic and contemporary moments.
All events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, March 3, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Joint opening reception openings for 2 exhibitions:
Weston Teruya: Expansion (land.water.sky), Commons Gallery, UHM
2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, The Art Gallery, UHM
Talk with Teruya in the Gallery
Monday, Mar. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 5, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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Image: Courtesy of the artist.
ALSO ON VIEW...
2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions
March 3 – April 5, 2019 / The Art Gallery, UHM
Honolulu Biennial 2019: To Make / Wrong / Right / Now
March 8 – May 5, 2019 / John Young Museum of Art
PRAXIS: 2019 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
April 21 – May 10, 2019 / The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery
HOURS + LOCATION + PARKING
The Art Gallery + Commons Gallery (UH Mānoa ART Building)
M-F 10-4, Su 12-4 / Closed Saturdays and Hawai‘i State Holidays
map / parking
John Young Museum of Art (UH Mānoa Krauss Hall)
M-F, Su 12-4 / Closed Saturdays and Hawai‘i State Holidays
map / parking
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; SEED IDEAS, UHM; and supported by the John Young Foundation; the Cooke Foundation, Ltd.; Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa; Women's Campus Club; and anonymous donors.
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