Sunday, January 26, 2003

On View In The Islands


Jodi Endicott's works from "Bears, Bulls and the Big Board" carry subtle references to the stock market within the brush strokes and in light sketches and etchings into the paint, with such symbols as wishbones, grids and chartings. Endicott used graphite, pencil, crayon, oxide and Galkyd to create "Bull I."

Artistic glimpse
of the stock market

The fact that the decisions of so few affect so many fuels Jodi Endicott's fascination with the stock market.

"We're so far removed from it in Hawaii, yet look at how it influences us," she says. "Greenspan makes decisions, which then influences the traders, then the banks, then us.

"It's that relationship between the individual and the group that I find so fascinating. One person decides something and the rest of us react."

For years, Endicott collected pictures of traders with frenzied expressions and dramatic gestures. Eventually, she took her ponderings to the canvas. The result is "Bears, Bulls and the Big Board," an exhibition of paintings currently holding court at Studio 1 gallery.

Endicott makes symbolic references to the stock market within the brush strokes of her pieces, with subtle grids, fine etchings of tic-tac-toe and chartings, and almost hidden sketches of wishbones. "I love metaphors," she says.

"Bears, Bulls and the Big Board" continues through Feb. 10 at Studio 1, located at 1 N. King St. at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and King. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays to Mondays.

By the way, does Endicott play the market?

"My experience with the market has been good and bad. Right now, I'm just waiting it out."

"Scream," an acrylic, crayon, pencil and oxide work, is a humorous look at our anxiety over the market. The piece references Edvard Munch's famous painting, "The Scream."

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