The new art gallery Art Project: Paia presents Women Make The World Go Round, a mixed art exhibition featuring women artists in all forms of expression from Maui and beyond.
The group show will feature photography, drawing, ceramics, collage, painting and sculpture. Some of the artists presenting work are: Lisa Bartleson, Heather Boose-Weiss, Tatiana Botton, Christine Caldwell, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Elizabeth Mauceli, Kari McCarthy, Mallory Morrison, Moye Thompson, Kathy Sakai and Christine Weir.
Opening Reception :
An opening reception for Women Make The World Go Round will be held on Saturday, September 14th, from 4:00–8:00 pm with live music from Cold Without Pants. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the reception will benefit the Maui Humane Society. The exhibition will run daily from September 14 – December 22, 2013, from 11am – 5pm daily.
About Art Project Paia and Founder Tatiana Botton:
Art Project Paia, located at 77 Hana Hwy (Paia, Maui, Hawaii), near Flatbread Co., was founded by Tatiana Botton as a multidisciplinary gallery that offers a fresh and contemporary perspective to the art shown on Maui. Art Project: Paia represents up and coming and established international, mainland and local artists with a distinct Hawaiian sensitivity. Works of photography, painting, collage, drawing, sculpture and ceramics will be presented throughout the year at group shows.
A photographer and entrepreneur who divides her time between Southern California and Maui, Tatiana Botton’s wide range of work includes celebrity portraits, print advertising, and sweeping landscapes. Founder of WipFlash and Women Make the World Go Round and owner of Art Project: Paia, Tatiana has won many photography award competitions such as the Advertising Photographers of America, International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Women In Photography International, Black and White Spider Awards, and The Photography Master Cup.
Featured Artists – Women Make the World Go Round
Photographer Sharon Johnson-Tennant, a self-defined “purist, who doesn’t manipulate, crop or change anything,” presents her stunning “Reflections on Water Lilies.” Kari McCarthy, one of Maui’s preeminent colorists who is “passionate about visual phenomena,” brings to the show her atmospheric and luminous landscapes. Mixed media artist Kathy Sakai, also Maui-based, presents her artistic explorations in color, shape and texture.
Christine Weir’s series of airport graphite drawings add geometric elements as well as tiny detailed markings to her subjects, creating fascinating space compositions. Elizabeth Mauceli’s acrylic ink with paper collages explore how physical alteration creates and transforms our experience through abstraction.
Christine Caldwell’s mastery of darkroom printing is patent in her “Illuminated Negatives,” dramatic representations of objects found in nature defined by skeletal proportions and emblazoned with neon color. Born in Florida and raised in NYC, Heather Boose-Weiss’s mystical and mysterious self-portrait landscapes, rendered in black and white silver gelatin, explore the relationship between form, presence and place, and what happens in a natural setting when a human enters the scene.
Los Angeles-based Mallory Morrison’s imaginary spaces are dreamlike and ethereal. Inspired by her own dreams, Morrison’s waterworld focuses on feelings of being lost and out of control, utilizing weightlessness to tell stories which explore the depths of space and composition. Lisa Bartleson’s abstract light compositions are conceptualized experiments on the pure gradations of color that are mostly influenced by the ambient light she experienced growing up in a small beach community in Washington State.
Ceramist Moye Thompson’s connection to the land — to dirt, mud and clay — comes from growing up in a farm in Alabama. Her cigar boxes and wire bottle series combine seemingly contradictory materials like clay, chicken wire, words and definitions cut from dictionaries and found objects of all kinds to create playful and surprising sculptures.