"Sidewinder" by Jay Marr, a False Kamani on Koa base.
Reveling in the artistry of woodwork
Jurors Kaili Chun and David de la Torre selected more than 60 finely crafted wood pieces for the "Wood Works" show at The Exhibit Space at 1132 Bishop Street.
Items range from stunning bowls, ukulele and furniture pieces to sculptures, paintings and other works of fine art that utilize the wood in nontraditional ways.
Ron Kent's three larger-than-life "Guardian" sculptures are made of laminated plywood. Kent exposes the various layers of the material, which adds interest and beauty to his latest works. Elsha Bohnert uses wood as a painting surface, while Bernie Moriaz employs a coconut stump for his piece.
"I like that this exhibit shows the contrast between finely crafted works and artwork," says gallery director David Behlke. "There's fine craftsmenship and a fine art perspective."
Other wood turners and artists include David Chung, Bill Ichinose, Andy Cole, Nelson Lindsay, Craig Mason, Gordon Tang, Jon Tuthill, Alicia Francis, Jay Marr, Ron Kowalki, Paul Staub, Lori Uyehara and Murray Turnbull.
"Wood Works" continues through Dec. 15. Gallery hours are 8 a..m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Call 599-5009.
Lori Uyehara's "The Consequence of Desire" is a mixed-media wood piece, and one of several of the artist's pieces included in "Wood Works."
"Milo Wave" by Craig Mason.
"Transluscent Calabash" by David Chung is a beautifully turned bowl made of Norfolk pine.
Bill Ichinose crafted a gorgeous plate titled "Trees."