Jul 07 - Sep 04, 2021


Exhibit Detail

Three artists from Hawai‘i individually address issues informing abstraction in the 21st century.

Debra Drexler is professor of drawing and painting, UH Mānoa, with a working studio in New York. Her work communicates on many levels, through the dynamics of temperature, saturation, and focus.

Trained as an architect, Maui artist Don Bernshouse investigates the complexities of the human condition through a variety of materials in drawing, painting, and sculpture, with a focus on the work that transpires, rather than the process of creating.  

Tom Lieber has explored abstraction for over 40 years living on Kaua’i, using nature as inspiration in large-scale bold canvases imbued with dynamic gestural marks and a blended moody palette.

The artists in Abstractionx3 span three different islands throughout Hawai‘i and were invited to exhibit together for the first time by Gallery Director Neida Bangerter. For each, the pursuit of abstraction has become something highly personal, a chance to let their perceptions of the surrounding world and the complexities of human experience matriculate into the visual. Visitors will have the chance to navigate three very distinct takes on abstraction, each their own window into the artist’s reality.

Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Face masks required for entry until further notice. Gallery capacity will be limited to 10 at a time.  Free admission. For groups of five or more, contact Jonathan Clark to reserve a time. 
CLICK HERE to view a video walk-through of the exhibit that also includes insightful conversations between the artists about their work.

CLICK HERE to read an informative article by Marcia Morse about the exhibit and the participating artists.


Above: Abstractionx3 exhibit of Debra Drexler’s work

Below left: Tom Lieber, Lava, 2019, oil on canvas, 76 x 142 in

Below right: Don Bernshouse, Fused Forms, 2011, mixed media on paper, 15 x 11 in

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