|Two masters of their mediums, Kirk Kurokawa and Al Schwartz, have combined their creative talents into a comprehensive collection of artwork in an extraordinary exhibit being showcased at Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, from March 18 – April 13, with an Opening Reception scheduled for 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 18th.
Kirk Kurokawa, one of the finest figurative artists in the Islands and a rising star in national and international art circles, is astute at capturing the inner character and beauty of the individual through technical expertise and innate creativity. Kurokawa explores the world around us by using composition, color, and talent, in a unique and magnetic way that raises our awareness and appreciation for the simple moments in our lives.
Al Schwartz is a renown ceramicist who works in two very different firing techniques: raku and pit firing, bringing the rich nuances of soil, the volatility of fire, and the varying characteristics of organic fuels to create one-of-a-kind vessels of exemplary beauty and appeal. Schwartz has taken these art forms to new levels by using a variety of materials found on Maui, and shaping them into vessels that move beyond the traditional, establishing a new classic.
Individually, these artists are in a class by themselves, however collectively, they have amassed an exhibit that is above and beyond the offerings of many gallery showings. Viewpoints Gallery is open daily from 10 – 6, and for more information can be reached at 808-572-5979.