The works of well-known local artists Peggy Chun and Bernard
Moriaz are currently on display, through Sept. 27, at the HPU
Art Gallery located on HPUs Hawaii Loa campus.
Chuns work, entitled Leaf of Dreams, explores The
Personality of a Kiss and chronicles the playful romp
between Boo the cat and Moo the gecko.
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Though primarily a watercolor artist, Chuns title piece,
Leaf of Dreams, is far from a watercolor medium,
featuring an oversized, glazed leaf that cradles an old baseball
like a mitt. The only other piece not done in water color, Shape
Up, showcases a variety of lipsticks with different tips,
each, as an accompanying handout explains, revealing something
about the users personality.
The watercolors The Personality of a Kiss and Boo
and Moo are a 12 and 22 picture series, respectively.
Kiss is comprised of 12 different lips, each with
a different shape, type of shading, size, and color. Boo
and Moo highlight a playful scene between a cat
and a gecko, telling this story in 22 continuous frames.
Using found objects differently than Chun, Moriazs pieces
are grittier. His Something Lost, Something Found exhibit features
work with a variety of found objects that he has recycled into
works of art. Moriaz takes objects such as screws, metal scraps,
metal fans, and hubcaps items found in a junkyard rather
than an art gallery and transforms them into sculptures.
Through his use of vibrant colors and dot and line patterns,
roofing iron becomes a flimsy dress, a shirt, or a shrine to
Marilyn Monroe. Other metal and iron scraps become a bow and
arrow or, his most striking sculpture, Singing Bird,
a six-foot-tall bird.
At the end of Moriazs exhibit is the quote, Less
is More Enjoy: a fitting summary of
The HPU Art Gallerys primary focus is to show art by
artists who live and work in Hawaii. Gallery hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free and
the public is invited. For more information, call 544-0287.