Shows to look forward to
Miz Becky and I have finally figured out our travel plans for visiting my parents (and, apparently, the brother-thing) this year.
My only real constraint on the timing was that we'd be there in time to see this show at the Honolulu Academy of Arts:
BRETT WESTON IN HAWAII
September 30, 2003 through January 4, 2004
Born in Los Angeles and son of the celebrated American photographer Edward Weston, Brett Weston (1911-1993) grew up in and later became a part of his fathers circle of California-based photographers devoted to the promotion of "straight" photography, the revelation of the poetry of external reality through the optical objectivity of the camera and meticulous printing rather than individual "artistic" statements. This exhibition showcases Westons Hawaii-based work, with its presentation of the fifteen prints that comprise his portfolio, Hawaii, Leaves and Lava. Striking details of Hawaiian leaves and powerful images of the Big Islands awesome volcanic landscape are compelling for their reflections of Hawaii.
Imagine my delight to find out that there are going to be two other photo shows going on at the same time:
IN FOCUS: A HAWAII PHOTOGRAPHY INVITATIONAL
November 20, 2003 through January 11, 2004
Graphic Arts Gallery
Invited artists present an exhibition of new photographic works.
IN CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTON OF CHERYE R. AND JAMES F. PIERCE
December 4, 2003 through January 11, 2004
Henry R. Luce Gallery
Featuring the Cherye R. and James F. Pierce Collection, the finest private collection of photography in Hawaii. Among the photographers included in the collection are Alfred Stieglitz, W. Eugene Smith, Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham, Minor White, Ansel Adams, and Brassai, among many others. For nearly 30 years, the Pierces have collected prints by photographers active throughout the 20th century and up to the present day. From over 500, the Pierces have selected about 125 prints for display presenting fine examples of masterworks and various printing processes. The works will be presented thematically with separate categories for the urban and natural environment, still lifes, animals, nudes, the modernist impulse, and the human condition. The collection also features works by some of Hawaiis leading photographers including several works by Franco Salmoiraghi.
Oh yeah, and it'll be nice to see my family, too. :-)