Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Artist Announcement: 2012 Solo Artist Exhibition

Hui No‘eau is proud to announce its exhibition committee selections for the 2012 Solo Artist Exhibition: Big Island's Valerie Yong Ock Kim and Maui's own Billy Welker.

The open call-to-artists for this unique exhibition yielded numerous proposals from artists representing a wide range of ideas, methods and artistic media. One of the only of its kind in the state of Hawai‘i, this highly respected exhibition provides emerging as well as established artists the unique opportunity to be intricately involved in all facets of planning and installing a completely new body of work. It has been instrumental in furthering the careers and artistic growth of those selected, with a roster that most recently includes Tim Garcia, Margo Ray, Eli Baxter, Jaisy Hanlon, Sydney Yee, Kevin Omuro and Scott Groeniger— each an important part of our community arts conversation.

Valerie Yong Ock Kim, from Hawai‘i Island, will present "LIGHT SPEED MATTER, A STILL PLACE WAITING," featuring vivid, kinetic images in photographic archival pigment prints, video and cast glass that explore concepts of light and matter in the context of time and the human experience. Valerie has degrees in psychology and public health and when not pursuing personal work, is a Union Location Manager in Los Angeles for feature films.

With "Configuration," Maui artist Billy Welker presents a continuing exploration, in honest and sculptural oil paintings on wood, of the figure and the portrait as objects and vessels of humanness. Billy studied Fine Arts in Detroit and is a retired carpenter and general contractor by trade.

Upon completion of each new body of work, this public exhibition will be on view August 11 - September 21, 2012. Congratulations, Ms. Kim and Mr. Welker!

Read more:
About the 2011 artists
2011 Opening
2010 Announcement
2009 Announcement
About the 2009 Artists

Artist Billy Welker

Artist Valerie Yong Ock Kim

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