Not by the heir of my chin knee chin chin!: New work by Erika Molyneux

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January 31, 2012 - March 11, 2012
Spalding House Cafe


Exhibition Overview

Erika Molyneux introduces a suite of colorful characters that evolved from a collaboration with her nephews. The final work is presented in a series of square screenprints echoing the aesthetic of Warhol’s Maos and Marilyns, transforming the original cast into self-proclaimed celebrities.

Many aspects of Molyneux’s work result as a combination of intentional planning, composition, and execution, with an element of play, chance, or happenstance, whereby the artist gives up a portion of creative control and allows the printmaking process and in-progress decision-making to dictate the final outcome of the work. The end products became a new discovery, even for the artist. 

Erika Molyneux studied graphic design, photography, and printmaking at Montana State University and the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa and has since worked in the arts in a range of capacities. She continues to create and exhibit her own work and serves as a director for the Honolulu Printmakers and the Gallery Iolani Advisory Boards and teacher of traditional and digital arts at Sacred Hearts Academy. Erika has received awards from The University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa, Honolulu Printmakers, Digital Artists’ Society of Hawaii, and the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts).