"Fate of a Painter" is a latex acrylic piece, part of the "Jon Hamblin: Tales of Radiance" exhibit at The ARTS at Marks Garage.
‘Tales of Radiance’
THERE'S so much going on in Jon Hamblin's art that even black-and-white pieces look colorful. The sprawling works in the appropriately titled "Tales of Radiance," showing at The ARTS at Marks Garage through Nov. 26, are vibrantly filled with intricate texture, contrast and shape.
The pieces are composed on an interesting variety of canvases as well. Local artist Hamblin employs steel, corrugated roofing tin and aluminum, as well as a more traditional mulberry paper. (RIM Architects-Hawaii, undoubtedly pleased with Hamblin's use of architectural material, is sponsoring the exhibit.)
The unifying images in the show are the in-motion figures that prance, pray, dance and fly across the canvas, mirroring the dynamic feel of Hamblin's intricate style. Vibrantly colored pieces are executed in enamel and acrylic, while the black-and-whites are Japanese woodblock prints using sumi-ink on mulberry.
The ARTS at Marks Garage is located at 1159 Nuuanu Ave. in Chinatown. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Call 521-2903 or visit www.artsatmarks.com.
"Chikako Danced" is a traditional Japanese woodblock print on mulberry paper.
Hamblin used steel as a canvas for Three Struggles."