Mark Chai: Beauty in the Unexpected


Sculptor Mark Chai has been making sensuous furniture and light sculptures for years, mining an inexhaustible source of high quality materials at his disposal.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with him about new works in a group show called, “Interior”, at Gallery ‘Iolani.

Mark Chai's installation in the "Interior" show at WCC's Gallery 'Iolani

“Interior”, a show of comfortable spaces, continues at Windward Community College’s Gallery ‘Iolani through May 3rd.  Eight artists offer installations, including  Mary Mitsuda, Sally Lundburg, and Keiko Hatano.


"Interior": March 15 – May 3, 2013

 Gallery 'Iolani hours:  1–8 p.m. Monday & Tuesday

                         1–5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday (closed Saturdays)

Gallery ‘Iolani presents a group show of eight installation artists that define the concept of a “comfort space,” either tangibly or intangibly. Participating artists are Mark Chai, Maura Fujihira, Deanna Itano, Kamaile Puaoi, Keiko Hatano, Mary Mitsuda, Chusak Majarone and Sally Lundburg. Within the gallery, separate interior spaces designed by individual artists—along with artist collaborations—include handmade furniture and lighting as personal works of art; a few commercial items are incorporated to create an unexpected transformation within artist-designed comfort spaces.

The Honolulu Museum’s Art After Dark Party, "Plant One", happens April 26th.   For more on Art After Dark:

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