Explore artists in the midst of their own explorations. "Allusions of Space: Recent Work by Dorothy Faison, Carl Jennings and Jennifer Owen" will give viewers a chance to experience new, innovative work by three artists pushing the bounds of contemporary art.
The exhibition opens with a reception and intimate walk-through with the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului.
Faison, of Oahu, offers an evolving narrative of images that connect personal, environmental and pseudo-scientific ideas about the veiled meaning of lawns in "The Lawnboat Chronicles." Carl Jennings, also of Oahu, presents a series of paintings that explores humankind's place within the cosmos via various themes, relationships and encounters in "The Houses of Astronomers." And Maui artist Jennifer Owen draws on her influences from architecture and the human spirit to push the forms of clay, depicting symbolic spaces for people to contemplate and come together, according to a gallery release.
Excerpts of “Allusions of Space” works by Dorothy Faison
Photos courtesy of Schaefer International Gallery
The three artists were selected from an open-proposal period at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center gallery. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and before Castle Theater shows, the "Allusions of Space" exhibition continues through June 25. For details, www.mauiarts.org.
Don't miss the metamorphosis found at the 2011 Art of Trash exhibition, open through Saturday at the Maui Mall. The original work by county artists transforms recycled and reused materials into fresh, playful and insightful pieces. And in surveying their work, viewers may just leave the space changed, too. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the final day of the show.
"The Art of Living Derby" installation opens with a celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at Paia Tattoo Parlor's gallery. The show will unveil sculpture, photography and other creative, crafty ways that the Maui Rollergirls mark life in the fast lane. Wine, pupus and birthday cake included. For details, www.paiatattooparlor.com.