UH Manoa Library Presents Student Photography Exhibit

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Jun 30, 2003

The University of Hawaiʻi presents artwork by students of the UH Mānoa Photography Program now on display through July 30 on the first floor of Hamilton Library.
The photography exhibit features eight new projects by students in the Department of Art with a range of thematic concerns and stylistic approaches:

§ "One Bisexual, Three Heterosexuals, Three Homosexuals" is the work of Christopher Aradanas. This project focuses on human sexuality and serves as a reminder of the diversity of sexual identities in society. This piece is a powerful way to add to the discourse surrounding sexuality.

§ "Charlie Platoon" is a series of prints by Sara R.M. Berry. The subjects are all members of a Navy SEAL platoon who were asked to dress in any manner they chose. Through their choices of dress and props, viewers are allowed to see how these members of an elite military unit wish to be seen.

§ "Under the Clouds of War" is the work of Mary Farkash. Taken on the day the war in Iraq began, the clouds had begun to form a timeline between the sky and the day‘s news. A parallel began to emerge: the very clouds that nurture life are the same clouds of death and destruction.

§ "Flora of Hawaiʻi" is a piece by Sara Fisher. This project, created by hand coating paper with light-sensitive chemistry and by laying photographic negatives of actual flora onto the surface, combines both art and science to document the flora of Hawai'i to serve as a reminder of the fragility of nature.

§ "Kaʻala" are photographs by Jo Anne Kleinschmidt. Inspired by the beauty and serenity of Ka'ala Farm, this piece captures the essence of what this place stands for—to provide education on Hawaiian culture through hands-on experience.

§ "Correlation" is a series of prints by Lianne Rozzelle. This work is the characterization of the word correlation—a causal, complementary, parallel, or reciprocal relationship, especially a structural, functional, or qualitative correspondence between two comparable entities.

§ "Manifestations" is the work of Kimberly Ruchaber. In a culture maintained by a steady diet of mass media images, people‘s perceptions of reality are formed. This piece uncovers the truths that lurk behind the glossy surface of images seen on magazine pages and asks the viewer what they "see."

§ "Meridians" are prints by Kasumi Vitarelli. "Meridians" depicts the traditional art of Chinese acupuncture, where thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to restore balance and healing illnesses, using thread to diagram the meridians and pressure points on the human body.

For more information, contact Gaye Chan, Chair of the Photography Program, at 956-5249 or gchan@hawaii.edu, or visit the website for the UH Mānoa Department of Art at www.hawaii.edu/art.