November 24 2012 - Januaray 19 2013
Opening reception November 24 6 - 8 pm
Carol Bennett, Lure Deyana Mielke, Attempt To Blossom
New galerie 103 exhibit explores two artists' views of water
This fall, water once again seems to be a major theme at galerie
103. In a new exhibit opening November 24, artists Carol Bennett and
Deyana Mielke offer unique views of this life-giving source.
Exhibited works by Carol Bennett, who swims and patrols the ocean for
inspiration, represent a continuum of a 30-year project. In the largest
work, Lure, recycled wood is used, giving a nod to the preciousness of
our environment, while other works play with repetition and the duality
of night and day.
Delicately balancing humor, tenderness, and at times brutal honesty,
Deyana Mielke's work is always deeply personal.
“For me, water is home,” Mielke writes in her artist's statement. “I
grew up on the water and must be around it. It is us. We are water. Our
skin is the membrane that holds it all together. We can't live without
it because we are it, and it is us. We carry it with us wherever we go.
It is home.”
Fish Out Of Water
Photographs by Bruna Stude + sculpture, paintings and drawings by Wayne Zebzda
August 11 - October 13 2012
Opening reception August 11 6 - 8 pm
Fish Out Of Water features two galerie 103 artists, Bruna Stude and Wayne Zebzda, in an exciting pairing of Stude's large format platinum/palladium prints from her Empty Ocean series with Zebzda's small-scale drawings, paintings and sculptures of boxfish.
This seemingly paradoxical, yet ultimately perfect combination of works is reinforced by the title, Fish Out Of Water, a playful and deeply meaningful innuendo given its bountiful references to today's world. This “play on words” can be easily applied to environmental concerns, as well as to this new and disturbing economic world order, as artists themselves are rapidly becoming a new endangered minority.
In her artist’s statement, referring to the Empty Ocean series, Stude states:
“For over two decades I photographed marine life. I created intimate portraits of fish, sharks, and corals. But today, when I photograph in the ocean, I often find void and damage instead; footprints where we humans shouldn't have left any. That is why I photograph these beautiful but empty oceans.”
Zebzda's point of view is playful as always:
“Almost everything here on Kauai gets shipped to us, often in a box, goods are transported by airplane or boat and then delivered to your local market and your doorstep. They leave behind their packaging, like cardboard carcasses. I started to recycle these into a very simplified version of Hawaiian boxfish. The shape of the actual Hawaiian boxfish is so unusual; strange, blocky and puffed up yet gracefully maneuvering in the water. Its spotted surface is beautiful.”
In the context of the show, while Zebzda's boxfish installation mounted on the stark white wall remains lighthearted, it takes on a whole new connotation as a part of this exhibit.
The Fish Out Of Water follows Bruna Stude's recent installation exhibited at the Biennial of Hawai`i Artists X at The Honolulu Museum Of Art, Spalding House (formerly known as The Contemporary Museum), curated by Inger Tully.
Wayne Zebzda's Roadtrip, presented in the VIII Biennial four years ago, was the first galerie 103 solo exhibition in 2009. galerie 103 also presented Rosa Silver's work from the IX Biennial.
"An Affair in the Islands" [ i n s t a l l a t i o n]
June 2 - July 30 2012
opening reception June 2 6 - 8 pm
Inspired by H.C. Westermann's (1922 -1981) lithograph "An Affair in the Islands" (1972), this secon biennial exhibit will feature an eclectic group of artists for a multi-dimensional and multi-media survey of the island theme.
Opening with Westermann, the exhibit finds its pace through works by Kauai's artists A.Kimberlin Blackburn, Doug Britt, Sharon Britt, Karen Gally and Deyana Mielke.
Like its inaugural 2010 version, the exhibit revisits many definitions of the word “affair”:
1. A procedure, action, or occasion only vaguely specified;
2. An object or collection of objects;
3. A romantic or a political affair (with scandalous undertones).
The 2012 exhibition is an (island) affair and is far from being scandalous and associated with public anxiety. In a purely suggestive installation exploring the many meanings of this opulent word, the island reference varies from artist to artist. The works are laced with passion and affection. Be it love, intimacy, and/or social commentary, all interpretations and works challenge the island art stereotype.
R E C E N T E X H I B I T S + E V E N T S
The Birth of Fashion Revisited
Saturday, February 11 @ 6 pm
galerie 103 presents The Birth of Fashion Revisited, a unique art-couture
event by New York artist and fashion designer Louda Larrain.
Larrain, Paris and New York's runway regular who created textiles for Dior and
Chanel and other Haute Couture houses, brings Kauai`s audiences a new and fresh
collection of green couture created from foliage, branches and flowers.
These exquisite reconstructed landscape turned wearable sculptures will be modeled
by local artists and aspiring models.
The evening's opening act Twigs and Blossoms, features Kauai`s youngest designers
modeling their own earthly design creations.
A bit of SoHo in Kukui`ula: meet the artists of wHat - January 21 @ 6 pm
An informal conversation and walk-through of their work with visiting New York artists Giles and Louda Larrain and Kauai`s artists Doug Britt and Roberta Griffith at galerie 103 on Saturday, December 21st @ 6 pm
Opening reception December 10 2011, 6 - 8 pm
Exhibit will run through February 11 2012
STATE OF THE ART: painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and mixed media
by the artists of galerie 103
July 21 - October 15 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, July 21st 2011, 6 – 8 pm.
The Black Spring
May 5 - July 2 2011
Opening Reception May 5 6-8 pm [ v i e w v i d e o ]
Rosa Silver [ r e a d m o r e | v i e w e x h i b i t i m a g e s ]
RE-APPEAR AT SOURCE
A hypothetical display formulated from her installation VERITATEM
PROPONO: Garden Island Immersion in the Biennial of
Hawai`i Artists IX at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
March 3 - April 30 2011
Opening reception March 3 6-8pm [ v i e w v i d e o ]
Archived gallery webcast during the installation and de-installation of Silver's RE-APPEAR AT SOURCE
Live gallery webcast during the installation and de-installation of Silver's RE-APPEAR AT SOURCE
Tom Lieber [ r e a d m o r e ]
1977 - 2010
Watercolors + selected paintings
December 9 2010 - February 5 2011
Opening reception Dec. 9 6 -8 pm
SMallART, works of art by gallery artists
October 7 - December 5 2010
Artists Reception October 28 2010 6 - 8 pm
galerie 103 at Sagamore during ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2010
December 2nd, 2010 - December 5th, 2010
Doug Britt [ r e a d m o r e ]
Early Paintings + Constructions
August 5 - September 25 2010
Exhibit extended through October 2nd
ARTIST TALK with DOUG BRITT
Saturday, Oct. 2nd 2010 6 - 8pm
Kathleen Adair Brown [ r e a d m o r e ]
The Golden Thread
Paintings, Collage + Drawings
June 17 – July 31, 2010
Adair Brown's retrospective will include over 50 pieces from the 1940s to present. This is the first full-scale look at Adair Brown's long career since many of her paintings, drawings, collages and boxes in the exhibition are on public display for the first time.
Ikaika [ r e a d m o r e... ]
Paintings + Sculpture by Mac James
April 29 – June 12, 2010
The exhibit "Ikaika" (meaning to be strong) features recent painting and sculpture by nationally acclaimed artist Mac James of Anahola. The works in "Ikaika" chronicle a story of animals and sea life on and around Kauai, including various trees portrayed as souled beings. James adds a written narrative to many of his pieces in order to expand the tale, working the writing into the composition, not just adding it as an afterthought. Story and folklore thus extend through many of the works, as do the artist’s own tales of Anahola.
March 6th - April 24th, 2010 [ r e a d m o r e ...]
Curated by Inger Tully, curator of exhibitions at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, "A-HA" features six artists currently living on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui: Eli Baxter, Jaisy Hanlon, Vince Hazen, Ryan Higa, Wendy Kawabata and Christopher Reiner.
Utilizing unusual materials and processes to create their pieces the artists’ choice of media is often specific to their underlying concept or idea. The resulting works in two and three dimensions are, as the title "A-HA" suggests, both surprising and unexpected.
An Affair in the Islands [ r e a d m o r e ...]
December 18th 2009 - February 21st 2010
Inspired by H.C. Westermann's (1922 -1981) lithograph "An Affair in the Islands" (1972), this exhibit will feature an eclectic group of artists for a multi-generational and intercontinental survey of the island theme.
SMallART - small works of art by gallery artists December 12 -13th 2009
This unique 2-day art event at Galerie + in Kukui’ula Village features small works of art by gallery artists, including Carol Bennett, A.Kimberlin Blackburn,Doug Britt, Kathleen Adair Brown, Tom Emerson, Margaret Ezekiel, Sally French, Karen Gally, Tom Lieber, Billi Long, Mac James, Bruna Stude, Mark Van Wagner, Wayne Zebzda, .
An exhibition of works by Peter Bodnar (age 80), Tom Lieber (60), and Leaf Lieber (10)
Peter Bodnar, the “patriarch” of this group, has been creating and teaching art for over 60 years. Over the past 35 years, Bodnar's protégé Tom Lieber has become one of Hawaii's most important contemporary artists, with an international reputation. Leaf Lieber represents the third generation of this “art family” and is heir to their creative tradition. Essay for the catalog by Peter Frank, Editor of THE magazine Los Angeles and Senior Curator at the Riverside [CA] Art Museum.
September 12- November 8 2009
Multimedia presentation by Wayne Zebzda. ROADTRIP was exhibited at The Contemporary Museum Honolulu Biennial 2008 and has just returned from a solo show at The Maui Arts & Cultural Center (2009).
"Like Andy Warhol, Wayne Zebzda presents something familiar, transforms it through the eye of the artist, and asks us to see it differently. However, where Warhol was dour, Zebzda has a twinkle in his eye and is hell-bent on delighting the viewer." -- Paul Janes-Brown, Maui Weekly
103 - Inagural Exhibition (...read more)
August 21 - October 5 2009
GALERIE 103 inaugurated its space with a group exhibit by gallery artists including: Carol Bennett, A.Kimberlin Blackburn, Peter Bodnar, Tom Emerson, Margaret Ezekiel, Sally French, Karen Gally, Mac James, Tom Lieber, Bruna Stude, Mark Van Wagner and Wayne Zebzda.
The exhibit features the special presentation of a unique piece by William T. Wiley.
E V E N T S
THURSDAY ART AFTER DARK
Thursday, March 18, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
I Screen, You Screen The functional folk art of Baltimore comes to Kauai
A free film and demo for artists, home improvers and everyday folks
"The Screen Painters", half hour documentary about the artists, history and community
A testament to the importance of art in everyday life
John C. Wilson, University of Baltimore & Tai Sophia Institute
7:15 - 7:30 PM - short films by Wayne Zebzda
An Affair in the Islands
ARTIST TALK - February 13th 2010 6pm
A.K. Blackburn, Doug Britt, Kathleen Adair Brown, and Karen Gally.