Best Solo Show

Janine Awai, Supersubsurface, Tempus Projects

click to enlarge Janine Awai, No. 29 - Jim Reiman, courtesy of Tempus Projects
Jim Reiman, courtesy of Tempus Projects
Janine Awai, No. 29

Her first exhibition in at least a decade and a solo show at that, Awai presented 21 new 14-inch square paintings of both abstraction and representation, combining drawing, collage, photo transfer and other techniques. With imaginative mixed media such as leaves crunched under a rice paper graphite illustration, Awai took the viewer to unexpected junctures between conceptual and natural worlds, with wondrous and inventive overlaps conveyed ever so subtly.

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