Hawai‘i: The Mythic Landscape | Photographs by Stephan Brigidi

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    Stephan Brigidi. 'Pi’ilanihale Heiau, Maui,' 1989. Silver-gelatin bleached and toned print.

May 31, 2013 - July 28, 2013
Honolulu Museum of Art

Exhibition Overview

A connection between the natural world and human history are central to the artistic intent of photographer Stephan Brigidi. This body of work was primarily created from 1980 to 1990, while the artist lived in Hawai’i exploring and discovering the uniqueness of the islands. The deep connection to place is intended to highlight the importance of environmental and cultural stewardship. By manipulating each print, often with paint, the natural and the human world can become a place of the mythic and the spiritual.

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Brigidi has created significant bodies of work in many parts of the world including Italy, the American Southwest and Hawai‘i. He works in many media including photography, collage and drawing.

This exhibition is dedicated to the loving memory of Jeanne Wiig: Friend, Colleague and Mentor.