Oil + Water, galerie 103 exhibit @ Aqua will be addressing critical environmental, social and political issues and many other issues shaping human destiny.
- Tom Lieber, a painter of large, fluid abstractions, according to Carter Ratcliff, an artist whose work “invites us to note how complex the act of looking becomes when we attend carefully to its pleasures.” Based in Hawai`i. Lieber is an internationally recognized abstract painter, his work is contemplative, subtle in configuration and color and powerfully emotive. A recipient of a national endowment for the arts grant, his work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, SFMoMA, Tate Gallery London, among others, also The Margulies Collection.
Doug Britt's playful Hawai‘i icons have been his mainstay for 30-years of humor with an undercurrent. Vibrant collages and assemblages depicting the whimsy of tropical scenes delight and captivate while simultaneously conveying subtle social commentary on the nuisance of low-flying helicopters, tourism and resort-laden, beach-front property. Britt attended San Francisco Art Institute, where he received a bachelor’s degree in art n 1979.
Eric Hopkins focuses on the Big Picture of the natural world, geological and geographical forms, and the exchange of energy between Earth, Water, and Sky. Hopkins paintings are held in many private and public collections, including the Farnsworth Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Bates College Museum of Art, University of Southern Maine, Corning Museum of Glass, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, and the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies: Bahamas, Mali, Pakistan, Philippines, and the West Indies.
Bruna Stude's underwater dark, layered abstractions depict ocean deprived of marine life. The subtle grayscales produce visually active territories where tones flow into each other like ink dissipating in water. Darker gestures as strong as the brush strokes of any action painting form a sharp contrast to the weathery background, Stude's large format platinum /palladium prints are included in the collection of Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and arts and Bibliothèque nationale de France.