Sandy Doo has another interesting art exhibit coming up. This time it’s in Hawaii so why not check it out?
The exhibit is titled “Anchored by a Precious Past.” Explains Sandy, “I live an ocean and a continent away from Hawaii. When I fly back home, I’m aware that my perception and perspective are distorted by a separation of time and geography. The most precious qualities of the islands are amplified by time and distance, more than just nostalgia, and stand out in contrast to interaction and expectations of living on the mainland, on the East Coast.”
The exhibit uses images drawn from family photos that Sandy’s brother has maintained over the decades and from the generosity of friends and family. Together, they provide a glimpse into the past that connects gardens and people who now exist only in hearts and minds; an ethnic past that shaped today’s Honolulu culture.The result is an eclectic assortment that included Sandy’s grandfathers as young men, her mother and the Chinese Students Club in front of Dillingham Hall in 1930, and Sen Yat Young’s International Aero Club of America license No. 600.
The paintings combine photo transfer with acrylic and oil paint on canvas, linen, wood, and bamboo. See them at Kapiolani Community College’s Koa Gallery at 4303 Diamond Head Road in Honolulu. The exhibit runs from July 14 to August 4. If you are available, join Sandy in the gallery for a casual reception on Saturday, July 30 from 1 – 3 p.m.