"Insects I" by Yang Yongsheng is a reduction woodblock piece.
University of Hawaii's graduate exhibit showcases the works of 20 Master's degree students
University of Hawaii art students named this year's graduate exhibit "TheArt," referencing Honolulu's city bus logo, "TheBus." The reference was chosen to convey the "vitality and importance of this institution and this department on the greater community," the show statement says.
"These art works are the products of our research and strategic negotiations of our experience as human beings living in a simultaneously local and global space."
Student Dieter Runge, who has several pieces in "TheArt," says the strength of this year's exhibit is its diversity. Works range from paintings to ceramics, fiber, animation, photography, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media.
"Lots of students have found their language," Runge says.
The pieces comprise the work of second- and third-year students in UH's art graduate program.
"TheArt" runs through Friday at UH Art Gallery, located on campus at the art department. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 956-6888.
Scoop Branscisco's "i-pot" comes with instructions.
Richard Kupihea Romero's mixed media piece is titled "Ka Ho'okele Wa'a -- The Navigator."
"Thirst," a plaster, toner powder and projection installation by Lian Litvin.
Dieter Runge painted "Who's Afraid of China Inc?," an oil on canvas.