The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will present a new exhibit called “Paper Water Wind” over the next month featuring a group of artists, including Maui’s Zenobia Lakdawalla, selected from local and national points to explore the concepts of water and wind through the primary medium of paper.
The exhibit runs from today to August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, and also before select Castle Theater and Yokouchi Pavilion shows. Admission is free.
“The artists’ newly developed bodies of work will reveal the many iterations of paper – a tremendously versatile medium with dimensional potential – by moving beyond the framed art format and deploying and altering its properties into transformational installations,” according to the news release. “Each artist has channeled these themes of water and wind through a distinct approach, whether through activating these elements in their working process, depicting them through nuanced rendering, or evoking their rhythmic qualities in sculpted forms.”
Lakdawalla uses printmaking processes to layer patterns onto sheets of paper, which she then reworks into prints and dimensional forms to reflect wind or water.
Erin McAdams of Wisconsin and Deborah Nehmad of Oahu collaborated by using the waters from their respective locations to create ink drawings, then translating them into photo-etched prints.
Other artists from Oahu, Janetta Napp and Keith Yurdana, will also present their work that embodies other natural elements, like energy, wind and water.
New York artist Wes Bruce will be returning to Schaefer International Gallery as an artist-in-residence for this exhibition, according to the news release. Here, he will be building and leading a series of workshops for adults and students titled “Confluence: The Healing Depths of Water, People & Language” for two weeks in July.
This Paper Water Wind exhibition is presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center and sponsored in part by Maui County’s Office of Economic Development and Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.
For more information, visit mauiarts.org.