By Léo Azambuja
Galerie 103 at The Shops at Kukui‘ula opened an exhibit Dec. 10 featuring new work from artists Eli Baxter and Jeremy Dean.
By deconstructing and re-imagining a variety of discarded materials, both artists challenge conventions, offering their unique visions in a physical and conceptual way, as described by Galerie 103 owner Barbara Stude.
In her site-specific installations, Baxter transforms deemed useless common-use objects into meticulously constructed fetishized objects or immersive environments. She embraces the architecture as a collaborator in a process, and, by activating newly created space, she offers her unique commentary on over-indulgence and waste generated by current consumer culture.
By deconstructing and re-contextualizing iconic symbols of power and wealth, Dean addresses social, political, economic and cultural issues. His work spans the spectrum of film, animation, drawing, interactive sculpture, and installation.
The exhibition will be up until Feb. 28. Visit www.galerie103.com for more information.