On the wall

On the wall
Affordable works on paper by superstar artists
Image: © Ellsworth Kelly 2004 All Rights Reserved. Orange Curve 1 Color Lithograph 15 x 12” PRINT

On the wall / Andrew Rose of Andrew Rose Gallery wanted to offer an exhibition wherein the gallery’s represented artists would be presented side-by-side with internationally-renowned artists to acknowledge the level to which the Honolulu gallery scene has risen. On Paper–the gallery’s first exhibition of artworks on paper–came to life last Friday.

“The choice to make it about works on paper is because I’ve always liked collecting them–drawings, prints, paintings on paper often appear immediate and fresh,” says Rose. “Furthermore, works on paper are frequently very affordable and travel easily, giving new and established collectors an opportunity to immediately acquire some big-name works without the large price-tags.”

The gallery is hosting a reception this Thursday and an artist talk later in August, with both events aiming to examine the properties of paper as an integral part of the creative process, from drawing to printmaking to painting. Rose says that by juxtaposing local with international artists, this exhibition endeavors to create a broader understanding Hawaii-based artists have in the larger dialogue of art.

Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Charles Cohan, Frank Gehry, Philip Guston, Jasper Johns and Linda Kane.

Andrew Rose Gallery, 1003 Bishop St., #120, runs through Fri., 8/24, reception Thu., 7/12, 6-8pm, 599-4400