June 11th, 2015 / posted by paularath
Darius Homay's comtemporary  pojagi

Darius Homay’s contemporary pojagi, an art form adapted from the Korean tradition of patchwork

Through June 20 you have an opportunity to see the recent work of four Honolulu artists at the Pegge Hopper Gallery:

Darius Homay

Timothy P. Ojile

Roy Venters

Fae Yamaguchi

Darius and Timothy are close friends of mine so it’s always exciting to see their recent work. They just moved to Minneapolis – and even sold their apartment in Honolulu – so we will have fewer opportunities to see their work in Hawaii.

Timoty Ojile, acrylic on paper

Timothy Ojile, acrylic on canvas

It is Darius who has enabled his trusty band of indigo dyers to keep in the blue for many years. We are going to miss our Sunday sessions with his indigo vat. Sigh!

Darius will not be slowing down with his exquisite textile and hand made paper art. He  has found two wonderful places to “play” with his art in Minneapolis. They have some enviable facilities for dyeing and paper making there. If you become a member of an artists’ coop, you can rent a studio by the day and work to your heart’s content. The studios have all the equipment you will need for your dyeing or paper making, along with lock boxes for you to store your stuff.

Wouldn’t it be great to set up something like that in Chinatown for our local artists? Can we start a dialogue about that?

Ombre indigo dyed panels by Darius Homay

Ombre indigo dyed panel by Darius Homay

The Pegge Hopper Gallery is located at 1164 Nuuanu Avenue. Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

– Paula Rath

Acrylic on canvas by Timothy Ojile

Acrylic on canvas by Timothy Ojile




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