Hoohewahewa | ʻO Patrick MacAllister, 'Peering Out'

Hale Hana Mermaid, Bray; 1 Iulai – 13 ʻAukake 2022

ʻO Pat MacAllister, 'Peering Out', nānā hoʻonohonoho, Mermaid Arts Center, Iulai 2022; kiʻi ʻia e Gillian Buckley, na ka mea pena kiʻi a me ka Mermaid Arts Center. ʻO Pat MacAllister, 'Peering Out', nānā hoʻonohonoho, Mermaid Arts Center, Iulai 2022; kiʻi ʻia e Gillian Buckley, na ka mea pena kiʻi a me ka Mermaid Arts Center.

ʻO ka hōʻikeʻike o 31 ʻaila a me nā kiʻi paʻi hui ʻia i loko o ka hōʻike 'Peering Out' a Patrick MacAllister e hoʻolalelale i nā ʻano like ʻole a me nā ʻano like ʻole o ka nui e huki ai i ka malihini no ka ʻimi ʻana. Ke hoʻolālā nei i kahi mea ikaika i loko o ka hale kiʻi kiʻi, ʻo nā hana i hōʻike ʻia e hōʻike i kahi ʻike noʻeau immersive e hōʻoia i ka hiki o ka pena ke kāhāhā. 

Haʻalele ke ʻano o ka hōʻike ʻana mai ka papa inoa e pili pū ana, e hoʻolalelale ana i ke kaʻina hana nānā. Ua huikau no ka manawa o ka hana ana; Hoʻopili ʻia nā kiʻi pena hou me nā mea ʻē aʻe e pili ana i ka makahiki 2017. Hoʻopuehu kēia i nā hōʻike o ka hoʻololi ʻana a MacAllister e hana nei mai nā kumumanaʻo kiʻi i abstraction.1 

Loaʻa ka ʻike ʻole like ʻole i waena o nā kiʻi pena. ʻO ka mea kupanaha, ua hoʻoikaika ʻia nā ʻaoʻao o nā mea he nui - i hana ʻia ma ke ʻano maʻamau - i hoʻopaʻa ʻia i ka pena, i mea e pāʻani ai ka hana i loko ma nā wahi paʻa. He wahi kuhikuhi paha kēia no ka inoa hōʻikeʻike,2 a, me ka manaʻo a ʻaʻole paha, e hoʻopili i nā hopena hou i ka neʻe ʻana me COVID-19.  

ʻO ka hālāwai mua me Ka Haalele (2017), kahi hana liʻiliʻi i ka ʻaila ma ka pepa me kahi ʻano māmā o ka ʻili e hoʻāla ai i kahi hiʻohiʻona wela a ka lā. ʻO nā leo ʻulaʻula ʻulaʻula, e pāʻani ana i ka umber a me ka ʻulaʻula, e hoʻoheheʻe ʻia i loko o nā kahawai e hōʻike i kahi ʻehu wela e hoʻopau ʻia kahi e ʻālohilohi ai nā kiʻi ma waena o nā ʻano hiki. ʻOiai ua hana lahilahi ʻia ka pena, loaʻa ka hohonu ma o ka waiho ʻana; Hoʻopili ʻia nā ʻulaʻula ahi ma luna o ka lepo kalakala, a ʻo ia hoʻi ka uhi ʻana i nā leo ʻeleʻele. ʻO ka pilina ma waena o nā strata e hāʻawi i ka manaʻo a me ka waiwai, ʻoiai ma luna e waiho ʻia nā nodes crusty o ka ʻalani cadmium. 

ʻO ka hana hōʻailona ʻo Impasto, maloʻo a ʻoluʻolu paha, he mea hoʻomaʻamaʻa mau nō naʻe o ka ʻōlelo ʻike maka a MacAllister. Ma kēlā ʻaoʻao o nā hana, hoʻopaʻa a hoʻoikaika i nā hakahaka maikaʻi ʻole - i kekahi manawa ke pae ʻana ma ke ʻano he 'puʻi palupalu nui'3 - a, ma nā hiʻohiʻona hope, e ʻimi i nā pilina pili ʻole. Hoʻohui i ka animation, ka ʻokoʻa a me ka hoʻohui ʻana, hopu pinepine ia i ka mālamalama ambient, e ʻike ʻia, i ka neʻe ʻana o ka mea nānā, e hoʻololi i ke kala. ʻO ka hoʻomaʻamaʻa ʻana me ka nui o nā mea hana, ʻimi pū ka mea pena kiʻi a helu i nā wahi, e ʻeli ana i nā ʻili a kūʻē i ka ikaika o kā lākou protrusions ʻoi aku ka wiwo ʻole.

In Manu ma ka Uea (2018), nā puʻupuʻu chunky o ka pena keʻokeʻo, me nā kua ʻokoʻa, kū haʻaheo mai ka ʻili. ʻOiai ʻo ka hāʻawi ʻana aku i kahi ʻāpana kiʻi kiʻi liʻiliʻi lākou i lawe mai i nā anatomical, e hele mai ana, ma ke ʻano he hoʻomaʻamaʻa i ka pena maʻemaʻe. ʻO ka hana he maelstrom o ka hana i ʻike ʻia ai ka manu eponymous e pae i lalo, ʻo kona mau wāwae i paʻa i ka uea ʻoi ʻino. ʻO kēia neʻe i loko Manu ma ka Uea 2 hiki ke heluhelu ʻia ma kēlā me kēia ʻaoʻao, me nā ʻano like ʻole i loaʻa ma ʻĪlio 2 (2018): hōʻike ka ʻimi ʻākau hema i ke kumuhana canine, hōʻike ʻia ka ʻaoʻao hema i ka bipi e hoʻopiʻi ana, ke poʻo i lalo, ke kīkē ʻana i ka lepo.

ʻO nā kiʻi pena kiʻi ikaika loa e hōʻike i ka hoihoi i ka moʻolelo socio-political. Kii Hui (2018), i kūkulu ʻia mai kahi ʻāpana o nā hōʻailona square nui, loaʻa ka manaʻo o ke kenekulia iwakālua, a me kahi hōʻailona o ka luminosity backlit i loaʻa i ka oeuvre o Jack B Yeats. Hoʻokumu ʻia e nā kiʻi angular i hoʻonohonoho ʻia i nā pae ma waena o nā hale hoʻoheheʻe, ʻo ka haku mele ʻana, ka formality a me nā mea chaotic e hōʻike ana i kekahi hanana ʻāina. ʻO ka hōʻike mōʻaukala ma Laka 2 (2018) ʻoi aku ka maopopo. Ke kahakiʻi ʻana i nā kiʻi monochrome o ka hoʻopiʻi ʻana i ka pahu pahi ma ke alanui ʻo O'Connell i ka makahiki 1913, ʻo kāna mau kiʻi paʻakikī i hoʻohālikelike ʻia e kū pono ana i kahi kāʻei keʻokeʻo i ulana ʻia, me nā hiʻohiʻona o ka umber ka mea wela loa i loko o kahi palette anuanu. 

ʻOiai ke kau ʻia nei nā ala kaʻa kaʻa ma ʻaneʻi no ka hoʻopau ʻana i ka paʻakikī maʻamau, ʻoi aku ka ikaika a me nā ʻōlelo kikoʻī o nā kikoʻī i hāʻawi ʻia. Ke kaua ma ke alanui Cable (2017) a i loko o ka inky, akā naʻe ka mālamalama Ka wāwae (2019). Hoʻonui ʻia ka laulā o MacAllister i nā hōʻailona laina i loko Hoʻomanaʻo kahua kūkulu hale (2020), ʻO ka lani a Ka ukana a ka Scaffolder (2021), manaʻo manaʻo o nā hale-like.

Hāʻawi ke kūlanakauhale i ka ʻāina i ka lewa Ke Kai Opua (2018) a me ka Poʻo 1 (2019), aʻo ka neʻe ʻana i ka abstraction e loaʻa ai nā ʻōlelo kosmic, ʻuhane a me nā moʻolelo. ʻO ka hoʻopili ʻana i ka puka komo o ka hale kiʻi lua ka mea ʻono Māmā a me ke kaumaha, Suture a ʻO Boneyard, nā mea a pau mai 2019, ʻoiai ma waena o nā hana liʻiliʻi i loko o ka jewel-encrusted, Daoism-inspired Kiaʻi, e like me nā kāne e hele ana i ke kahawai (2021). Mai ia makahiki mai, Pena Collage a me ka Pā Hoʻomanaʻo (me ka hoʻohana ʻana paha i nā mea o nā kiʻi pena i hala) e hōʻike ana i ka holomua o ka hoʻohana ʻana i ka collage. Ma waena o nā mea ʻē aʻe, e hoʻopaʻa nei kēia mau ala hou o ka ʻimi no ka mea hana kiʻi noʻonoʻo me nā mea hou aku e hāʻawi. 

He mea kākau kiʻi kiʻi ʻo Susan Campbell mea kākau moʻolelo, a me ka mea pena kiʻi.

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Notes:

1 E like me ka mea i ʻōlelo ʻia ma ka ʻōlelo hōʻikeʻike a ka mea pena (e ʻike i ka patmacallister.com)

2 Hāʻawi ʻia ke poʻo inoa i kahi hana i hōʻike ʻia, Nānā i waho (2021), i hui ʻia ma ke kāleka.

3 Manaʻo mai ka mele a Seamus Heaney, ʻAtikala, i paʻi mua ʻia ma kāna ʻohi, Ka Papa Uhane: Poems (Farrar, Straus a me Giroux, 1996).