"Devilish Delusions" by Walter Askin of California is a lithograph. The work is part of the exhibit "The Commodity of Exchange."
Printmakers have a tradition of trading prints with one another, and Charles Cohan, the chair of the printmaking program at the University of Hawaii-Manoa art department, shares his vast collection in "The Commodity of Exchange," on exhibit at the UH Art Gallery through April 11.
The show consists of just five years worth of exchanges, from 1993 to '98, yet the walls of the gallery are filled with dozens upon dozens of pieces that reflect vastly different aesthetics and styles in prints from around the globe.
Karen Kunc's "Whole and Hollow" is a woodcut. Kunc is from Nebraska.
Cohan says many of the printmakers with whom he participated in trades are highly regarded internationally; the bonus of the exchanges are that the works of Cohan himself are now part of collections around the world.
Artists in the show include Keith Achepohl, Judity Brodsky, Carmon Colangelo, Sydney Cross, Keiko Hara, Yuji Hiratsuka, Dongchun Yoon, Kweti Nzube, Ruth Weisberg, Randy Bolton, Sydney Cross, John Ross and Karen Kunc.
"Ressurected," by Rosemary Lane of Delaware, is a lithograph.
Cohan will lead a gallery walkthrough 1 p.m. April 6 and a printmaking demonstration follows at 2 p.m.
The art department will also be hosting a community event the same day, "ArtMania," noon to 5 p.m. Activities include various studio demonstrations, an art sale, fashion show, food, entertainment and art activities for a nominal fee.
The University of Hawaii Art Gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. Call 956-6888.
Los Angeles printmaker Ruth Weisberg created "Parting the Waters," a three-run stone lithograph.
Dongchun Yoon of Seoul, Korea, screenprinted "Blue/S."
Robert Z. Siwangaza's "Indoda Isuka Ifele," a linoleum cut piece. Siwangaza hails from South Africa.