"Trees/Cones," by Andrew Newman, is an oil on sewn canvas in "PIVOT: BFA Show '07," the University of Hawaii-Manoa's student exhibit. The show runs through May 5 at the university's art gallery. In the index on F1 is Michelle Lynn Jones' "Blood, Tears" mixed-media piece.
It's delightful to peruse the variety of artistic expression by undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. "PIVOT: BFA Show '07" and an accompanying "Awards and Scholarships Exhibition" display the works of more than 30 budding artists who not only created the artwork, but carried out all aspects of putting together the exhibit as well.
Visitors will enjoy seeing how students execute their developing skill at sharing perspectives. Jenn Larsh offers an exploration of memory with an installation of more than 15,000 hand-stamped goose feathers piled atop a wire net. "A memory is a light and fragile thing," she writes, "easily damaged and prone to wafting out of our grasp." Terri Wada comments on the manipulation of the consumer with silk-screened T-shirts, which say, "Polo pays: New York City billboard -- $12,000/month; mall board ad -- $700/ month; your body -- $0/lifetime."
"PIVOT," which runs through May 11, shows in the main gallery, while the awards exhibit continues through May 4 in the Commons Gallery nearby. The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, located in the art building, is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call 956-6888.
A wood and feather sculpture by Jordan Souza titled "Paradise Lost."
"Watashi no T.I.M.O" is a clay and mixed- media work by Tomoko Hirukawa.
"Illusion of Form," by Anjuli Chetty, is made of glass tiles. A look directly down into the stacked glass offers a surprise.
Jennifer Arakawa's untitled work is an ink and gesso drawing on paper.
Weston P. Lambert used a bowling ball and bowling pin, along with glass, to create "American Romance."