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Still Life By Mary Mitsuda 

  • By cassie louie

Still Life By Mary Mitsuda 

renowned local painter, mary mitsuda, returns to fishcake with the opening of Still Life-- a series of postcard-sized paintings depicting familiar inanimate objects around her studio and the contemplative moments shared with each item. 

mitsuda departs from her signature drippy abstract paintings and simply refocuses on what is in front of her.  the tangent is a way of paring down the excess and she explains, “Still Life is about the time you give yourself to look at something, to see where it takes you.”  each deliberate choice from the physical size of the pieces to the brushstrokes works in symphony to capture shared time.  

mary mitsuda was born in honolulu and grew up in ‘aiea, o‘āhu. at the university of hawai‘i at mānoa she worked in a range of media including ceramics, wood, glass blowing, printmaking, textiles and drawing and graduated with a BFA in 1976. She continued working in various mixed media, often toy-like, formats until 1989 when she began painting as an outgrowth of work in screen prints and monotypes. Since then, painting has been her principal medium. mitsuda has had her work featured in over 150 exhibitions locally and abroad since 1992 and has work in collections of the honolulu museum of art, the hawai‘i state foundation on culture and the arts, bank of hawaii, japan airlines, first hawaiian center and neiman marcus. she works and exhibits in hawai‘i.

Still Life by Mary Mitsuda

opening reception
thursday, january 23, 2020, 6pm-8pm

307c kamani st, honolulu hi 96813
gallery hours: mon - fri from 9am - 5pm + sat from 10am - 4pm
exhibition runs from January 23 to April 4, 2020


for more information, contact or 808.593.1231

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