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THE EAST HAWAI’I CULTURAL COUNCIL / HMOCA IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I AT HILO, HAWAI’I Presents
“The Global Metaphysics of Abstract Painters / Performance”

THE ART WORK OF NANETTE CARTER, GREGORY COATES, JACQUELYN FLOWERS, SHERMAN FLEMING, LAMEROL A. GATEWOOD, AND MICHAEL D. MARSHALL WILL BE ON VIEW AT EAST HAWAI’I CULTURAL CENTER / HMOCA

Lamerol A. Gatewood, The Energy Series Untitled No. 2017-026
Date: May 1, 2017 | Size: 109″ X 126″
Medium: Charcoal-Chalk Pastel-Oil Pastel-Acrylic-Glitter-Interference Colors on Paper.

 


“The Global Metaphysics of Abstract Painters / Performance”
at the East Hawai’i Cultural Center /HMOCA
141 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720

Exhibition Reception: Friday, February 2, 2018, 5:30 pm
Exhibition closing: Saturday February 24, 2018, 4:00 pm

 


“The Global Metaphysics of Abstract Painters / Performance”, is a group exhibition featuring: Nanette Carter, Gregory Coates, Jacquelyn Flowers, Sherman Fleming, Lamerol A. Gatewood and Michael D. Marshall.
Lamerol A. Gatewood and Michael D. Marshall, Co-Curators

The title of the exhibit was chosen because we believe it accurately describes each artists’ exploration of painting. Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that deals with the concept of being. This includes abstract concepts such as knowing, cause, identity, time, and space. We are all postmodern, abstract expressionist painters / performance. We are connected by the medium we use to create art; oil or acrylic paint and other material elements that push our visual vocabulary forward in a postmodern, global America. Each artist explores painting in non-traditional ways including shredding canvas into strips, deconstructing paintings on paper, and applying paint to different surfaces like metal, rubber, and egg shells.

Our ideas and thoughts range from social to political, exploring such topics as war, genocide, sexism, racial profiling discrimination, and xenophobia. Regardless of the topic of exploration, what is consistent with each artist, though, is our esthetic sensitivity to the application of material to create abstract art. The application of color in all our art work is the metaphysics that synthesizes the art into a universal language.

Lamerol A. Gatewood / July 3, 2017.