Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X

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    Bruna Stude. "Cityscape [Man-made] No. 1," 2011. Platinum/palladium print.

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    Jianjie Ji. 'Reef Series #11,' 2009. Epoxy, glue, steel wool, bone on plywood.

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    Solomon Enos. 'The Modo,' 2004. Oil on Bristol board.

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    Sally Lundburg. 'Clearcut,' 2011. Koa logs, archival inkjet on habotai silk, spray paint, wood stain, epoxy resin.

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    Mary Babcock. 'Cocoon,' 2010. 300+ rusted barbed wires wrapped in silk fiber, cocoons, kozo paper, black walnut dye. Photo: Steve Farmer. Installation at Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Created communally as a meditation on agression

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    Jaisy Hanlon. 'Animal Vegetable Mineral #2,' 2009. Watercolor, copper, enamel.

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February 23, 2012 - July 22, 2012
Spalding House

Exhibition Overview

The invited artists in the Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X are Mary Babcock, Solomon Enos, Jianjie Ji, Jaisy Hanlon, Sally Lundburg, and Bruna Stude. Each artist has been provided with gallery space to show a body of several works or create an installation at Spalding House.

Inaugurated in 1993, The Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawai’i Artists was conceived to be a complement, as well as an alternative, to the juried exhibitions that take place annually throughout the state. The Biennial is not a survey or overview of the contemporary art activity in Hawai‘i but rather a selection of some of the most promising recent work by Hawai‘i artists. Additionally, the Biennial exhibition aims to promote the significant achievements of Hawai‘i’s artists in Hawai‘i and beyond.

This program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Related programming:

Biennial of Hawai‘i Artists X Panel Discussion
Feb. 21, 6-8pm; UH-Mānoa Art Auditorium, free
The six Biennial X artists will speak about their work and their approach to one of Hawai‘i's most prestigious exhibitions. RSVP: 237-5217.

Meet the Biennial X Artist: Mary Babcock
Feb 25, 10:30-noon; Spalding House, free with museum admission
Visitors can participate in the performative process with Biennial X artist Mary Babcock. Guests will help her wrap pieces of barbed wire in raw silk threads taken from cocoons—which will become part of her installation. Babcock, a textile and performance artist, writes that the actions are “contemplations on the silkworm’s self-entwining, at once protective, aggressive and self-suffocating.” Reservations: 237-5217