Hoohewahewa | ʻO Mick O'Dea, 'West Northwest'

Molesworth Gallery; 4 – 27 Nowemapa 2021

ʻO Mick O'Dea, Tim, Acrylic ma ka pepa Fabiano, 56 x 76 knm; kiʻi i mahalo ʻia e ka mea pena kiʻi a me Molesworth Gallery. ʻO Mick O'Dea, Tim, Acrylic ma ka pepa Fabiano, 56 x 76 knm; kiʻi i mahalo ʻia e ka mea pena kiʻi a me Molesworth Gallery.

“ʻO ke kaha kiʻi ʻana e hōʻike ana i ke kiʻekiʻe o ka hohonu, ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana a me ka hoihoi o ka mea hoʻomaʻamaʻa. He mea hana pono ia e hone, i mea e alualu ai i ka ike. – Mick O'Dea 

Na Mick O'Dea pena me ka pololei a me ka pololei. Ua hoʻohana ʻo ia ma kahi o 40 mau makahiki e pena ana i nā kiʻi o nā hoaaloha a me nā ʻohana, a me nā komisina ʻoi aʻe. ʻO ka hōʻikeʻike ʻo Molesworth Gallery, 'West Northwest', e hōʻike ana i kahi retrospective o nā ʻano, ʻo ia hoʻi he 32 kiʻi pena aila a me ka acrylic ma nā hana fabriano, mai ka haʻahaʻa a hiki i ka hana keaka. Hoʻohui ka hōʻike i nā kiʻi ʻoluʻolu o nā hoaaloha me nā kiʻi pena kiʻi o ke Komohana a me Northwest o ʻIlani, a me nā kiʻi pena moʻolelo, ka hopena o ka noiʻi ʻana a O'Dea i ka Vandeleur Evictions ma County Clare i ka makahiki 1888.

He helehelena kamaʻāina ʻo O'Dea ma ke kahua kiʻi no Dublin ma ke ʻano he lālā a he pelekikena mua o ka RHA, kahi i hoʻokumu ai i ke kula RHA. ʻO kekahi o kāna mau ʻōlelo aʻo he nui i lawe iā ia i NCAD kahi i hoʻolaha ai i ka waiwai o nā mākau nānā. Makemake ʻo ia i ke kaha kiʻi a hoʻohana maikaʻi i kāna talena kiʻi kiʻi kiʻi, e hōʻike ana i nā kumuhana mōʻaukala a me nā mea o kēia wā ma ke ʻano unpretentious a relatable. 

ʻO 'West Northwest' kahi hōʻike i ke ʻano o ka hui ʻana o O'Dea a me kona ʻano pili i waena o nā kānaka, kahi a me ka moʻomeheu. ʻO nā hale noho ma Ballinglen ma Mayo a me nā kipa ʻana i ka papahana Inishlacken ma Galway he ʻāpana koʻikoʻi o ka hana a O'Dea. Ke kamaʻilio nei ka mea pena i nā lewa nui a me ka lure o ka ʻāina hihiu o Northwest, kahi i hoʻowalewale i nā mea pena e like me ia, Una Sealy, Donald Teskey, Pat Harris a me Martin Gale e hana ma laila. 

ʻO ke kiʻi kiʻi kiʻi ma ka hale kiʻi mua he kiʻi ia o Tim Robinson i hala, he kiʻi paʻi kiʻi kaulana a me ka mea kākau, loea i ka topography o Connemara. Nānā ʻia ma hope, e kū ana ʻo Robinson i kahi puka aniani kiʻi nui e hōʻike ana i kāna ʻāina aloha ʻo Connemara. Ua komo ʻo Robinson i ka papahana Inishlacken a he nui nā hoaaloha o ka papahana i make ʻole ma aneʻi.

Ua haʻalele pū ʻia nā mākau ma ka Vermont Studio Center a me ka hopena moʻomeheu o kāna aʻo ʻana a me kāna huakaʻi ʻAmelika i kā lākou mau hana a O'Dea. Kailua Loaʻa iā ia ka maikaʻi cinematic a noi i ka hoʻohālikelike ʻana me ka pena kiʻi ʻāina ʻAmelika. ʻIke ʻo O'Dea i ka noho kanaka ma ka ʻāina; ʻokoʻa nā kuʻekuʻe o nā pou telegarapa me ke alanui ākea, no ka mea, e alakaʻi ana nā noho laina iā ʻoe i kahi huakaʻi i ke kauhale. 

Hoʻohana maʻalahi ka hoʻohana ʻana o O'Dea i ke kaha laina i kēia mau hana. Hoʻohana maikaʻi ʻia ka Acrylic i nā holoi ʻālohilohi me ka ʻokoʻa me nā papa opaque e hoʻohālike i nā ʻano o ka ʻāina kuaʻāina. Hōʻike ka papa kala saturated i ka hopohopo o O'Dea i ka hopena o ka pāpaho, ʻo ia hoʻi ke kuleana o ke kiʻi ʻoniʻoni kala i ka unuhi ʻana i ka ʻike Irish no ka poʻe ʻAmelika i ka wā haunaele. 

Hāʻawi ka mea pena kiʻi i kahi hoʻololi koʻikoʻi i ka mōʻaukala Irish i ka wā i hiki ai i ka media ke huki i ka manaʻo i nā hanana kokoke i ka wā i hiki mai ai. ʻO ka paʻi paʻi o ka manawa i lawe i ka manaʻo i ke kumu o ka Lūkia ʻĀina a ua koi ʻia ka hale Pelekane e hoʻopau i ka kipaku ʻana i nā ʻohana ʻilihune. Ua hōʻike ʻia ka noiʻi e pili ana i nā ʻaʻahu i ka noho ʻana o nā luna kūlana mai nā regiment Pelekane like ʻole i kāhea ʻia e ka konohiki ʻo Vandeleur e hoʻokō i nā kipaku. ʻO ka poʻe konohiki i lawelawe i ka pūʻali ponoʻī, ua hoʻohana pono lākou i ko lākou pili pūʻali koa. 

Pāʻina Eviction, 2021, a Nā mea hoʻokō, 2020, e kau ʻia ma ka hale kiʻi kiʻi ma luna o nā paia kūʻē, i hoʻopaʻa ʻia ma ke ʻano o ka pahu lāʻau. ʻO ka epic unstretched canvases e pili ana i ka paia holoʻokoʻa, e kau ana ma luna o ka paneli lāʻau Georgian, evocative of a gentleman's club. Ua nānā nui ʻo O'Dea i nā kikoʻī o nā ʻaʻahu ʻulaʻula. ʻO nā hiʻohiʻona technicolor o ka regalia pūʻali koa e hoʻoikaika i ka kaʻawale ʻana me ka poʻe maʻamau. ʻO nā hōʻailona ʻālohilohi ma nā pāpale e hōʻike ana i ka RIC a me nā regiment Pelekania o ka Sherwood Foresters i ka ʻulaʻula a me ka King's Hussars i ka uliuli. Ua like nā ʻano kikokikona me nā mea i hoʻohana ʻia no ka pāʻani vaudeville a i ʻole ka huakaʻi circus, e hoʻohaʻahaʻa ana i ke koʻikoʻi o ka hanana. Kū hohonu ka 'Eviction Party' i ke kamaʻilio ʻana, ʻoiai aia ma luna o kahi puʻu lepo - ua hiki mai ka circus i ke kūlanakauhale. 

He mea pena kiʻi ʻo Beatrice O'Connell e hana ana i ka pena pena a me ka media e aʻo nei i ka MFA ma NCAD.