September 20, 2011
October 31, 2011
The Contemporary Museum
This year, nine University of Hawai‘i art students took part in Art 400, a debut summer internship at The Contemporary Museum. The students assisted visiting artists Alison Moritsugu, Ernesto Pujol, Darren Waterston, and Lynn Yamamoto. Now, they get the chance to show their own art in To the Nines, on view in the museum's Contemporary Cafe.
The work covers a variety of media and topics, from Reid Tabata's bronze abstraction to the solitude of Aaron Nicholson's Exhale. The work of Sonia Castro and Ualani Davis both carry a sensitivity and strength with their own unique personal visions. Gideon Gerlt's sculpture seems caught in ether and decay as corrosion sets in. Yumiko Glover's pop-inspired take on Japanese subculture plays on boundaries between reality and fantasy. Heather Matsura's small figures quietly ask to be discovered, playing in the surrounding space. Brandon Ng utilizes the intensity of his eye, eloquently capturing his subject matter through a lens. Mapping environments in four dimensions, Rex Vlcek uses capsules of the mundane and often overlooked: dust.