Welcome to the Sentient World: The New Abstraction

Nov 10, 2015

Theresa Daddezio, "Flash", oil on canvas
Credit Noe Tanigawa


Painter, Curator, Professor Debra Drexler with a painting by Julie Mehretu, untitled, ink and acrylic on canvas
Credit Noe Tanigawa

  American painting first burst onto the world art scene in the 1950’s with energetic abstract paintings by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and others.  They were followed by a generation of painters who toyed with irony, pop culture, and consumerism into the 2000’s.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a show at the UH Art Gallery that heralds a rebirth of abstraction.

Gary Petersen, "Daydream", acrylic on canvas
Credit Noe Tanigawa

“New New York: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century” continues at the UH Mānoa  Art Gallery through December 4th.   

The Curators:

Debra Drexler is an artist and a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Drexler maintains studios in both New York and O‘ahu.  She has had twenty-eight solo exhibits and over one hundred group exhibitions at galleries and museums in New York, Hawai‘i, and internationally.

Liam Davis is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn, New York.

George Negroponte, "Pedestrian", enamel and latex on wood and cardboard
Credit Noe Tanigawa
Peggy Cyphers, "Animal Spirits", acrylic, gold leaf, silk screen on canvas
Credit Noe Tanigawa

Wednesday, November 18 / ART Auditorium
6:30-8:00 pm, Revolution in (Re)Form: More Thoughts on Abstract Painting Today
Public lecture by author and NEW NEW YORK essayist Marco Antonini
Antonini’s eponymous essay is a departure point for this lecture

UH Manoa Art Gallery hours:

Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays; Veterans Day, Nov. 11; Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26; non-instructional day, Nov. 27.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply, but parking is free on Sundays.

Julie Torres, "Drop," acrylic in paper bag
Credit Noe Tanigawa