Three women artists present a unique and edgy exhibit at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) through July 27, with bodies of work that draw from ideas about counterculture, bohemianism, sexuality, instinct and playful fantasy.
The themes of this exhibit also set the stage for the next ArT=Mixx event at The MACC on Saturday, June 21, from 7 to 11 p.m., with a free multimedia evening planned for the 21-and-over crowd around the theme "Bohemian Feminique."
There will also be a free public "art education" event for this exhibit on Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., called "Inside Stories, " a gallery walk-through with the artists. Each woman will talk about her pieces in the exhibit, so viewers may gain a deeper understanding about the concepts and outcome of their fascinating works.
Rose Adare’s exhibit is a portrait series entitled, “Restraint and Revolution,” in which she honors the wild diversity of life and an arduous journey to free expression.
Rose Adare's exhibit is a portrait series entitled, "Restraint and Revolution," in which she honors the wild diversity of life and an arduous journey to free expression. Adare's models include social rock-stars, activists and talented people at the cutting edge of their communities, embodying the dynamic subcultures of the 21st century. Using corsetry as a symbol, each vision features a handmade waist-synch or bustier.
"Just as corsets evolved from chaste garments to scandalous lingerie, social norms transform over time," Adare explained.
Each painting is accompanied with a detailed biography exploring the complex cultural, sexual, political and expressive scenes of Adare's inspiring models, and how they have overcome adversity.
In Gabrielle Anderman's exhibit, "Fear, Letting Go," the artist set out to explore her own fears and the experience of moving through them--being gripped by fear, facing it and letting it go. Starting with a blank mental and physical canvas, she "leaned in" to the unknown.
"What emerged are pieces of two kinds," Anderman said. "The first are those that touch upon my deepest fears--bodily fears, mental fears, the fear of mothering, the fear of being unsafe, the fear of death. The second are those that depict my experience of the unknown, of that which exists beyond those fears."
May Izumi's exhibit, "Cloud Formations and Other Phenomena," takes another turn.
"I collect stories and words like a mad hoarder," said Izumi. "I squirrel them away in my mind until they show up in my imaginary waiting room of possible works and demand that I give them something to do. The ideas for the pieces in this exhibit came from the aforementioned stories but also family stories, superstitions and childhood memories."
The combined exhibition of these three women artists' work is on display in Schaefer International Gallery, open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as before shows in the Castle Theater and during intermissions. Admission is always free.