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Exhibit balances rules of physicality, creativity

By David A.M. Goldberg
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2014

~~<p>Walking into Kakaako's SPF Projects, one is greeted by a huge mask made of untreated pine, suspended from the ceiling by heavy silver chains. Water pours down its cheeks and dribbles out of its mouth, draining into a square base adapted from a shipping crate. It is a sad and vaguely funny face, simple and raw in its aesthetic, proudly displaying its chisel marks, and the &quot;primitive&quot; rendering of holes for eyes, a slit for a mouth, and abstracted nostrils.</p>
<p>I asked Lawrence Seward if there was any ethnic representation in his piece, some kind of riff on Pacific cultures. He said &quot;no,&quot; then thought for a moment and wryly added: &quot;The ethnicity of Home Depot, I guess.&quot;</p>
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Walking into Kakaako's SPF Projects, one is greeted by a huge mask made of untreated pine, suspended from the ceiling by heavy silver chains. Water pours down its cheeks and dribbles out of its mouth, draining into a square base adapted from a shipping crate. It is a sad and vaguely funny face, simple and raw in its aesthetic, proudly displaying its chisel marks, and the "primitive" rendering of holes for eyes, a slit for a mouth, and abstracted nostrils.

I asked Lawrence Seward if there was any ethnic representation in his piece, some kind of riff on Pacific cultures. He said "no," then thought for a moment and wryly added: "The ethnicity of Home Depot, I guess." Login for more...



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