A shot of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery shows the diversity of works on display in "East-West Ceramics Collaboration IV." The show is the result of four weeks of work by artists from 15 countries, who gathered at the university to share their craft and collaborate. The exhibit continues through Friday.
Clay & culture
FOR the fourth year, the University of Hawaii-Manoa's art department has hosted the East-West Ceramics Collaboration, which brings together ceramic artists from across the globe to work alongside each other and share techniques, ideas and culture, and to collaborate on projects.
Fifteen artists, from countries such as Taiwan, China, Turkey, Australia, Korea, Ireland, Germany, Japan and the United States worked with half a ton of clay for four weeks last month. The results are now on exhibit at the UH Art Gallery in the "East-West Ceramics Collaboration IV" exhibit, which runs through Friday.
The works run the gamut of style; the show features everything from graceful porcelains and traditional vessels to bold abstract sculptures and humorous and whimsical pieces.
The UH Art Gallery is located on the Manoa campus in the art building. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 956-6888.
Chairman Mao was the main theme of Caroline Cheng's work, including "I Dream of Revolution."
University of Hawaii art professor Suzanne Wolfe, who was instrumental in starting the East-West Ceramics Collaboration, created the earthenware piece titled "Body Language."
Korean artist Lee Jung Do's elegant pot is a Buncheong ceramic piece.
Stephen Hudson's DNA-like coil is made of ceramic, earthenware glaze and decals.