“Disturbing” and “a bit like Frankenstein” are the words that postmodern artist Ken Little first used to describe his pieces on view in the exhibition “Tight Hide.” But, says the artist, his friends had a different reaction – they saw humor and pathos in creations like the one that began when he decided to rebuild a tattered deer trophy mount that he found at a secondhand shop in Missoula, Montana. Says Little, “These animals are residents of our cityscapes and our psyche. They are "big game" animals, symbols of the natural uncontrollable landscape, the frontier. They are the true sublime, our subconscious, the dreamscape, the other. They are essential. They are dangerous. They are hilarious. They are gruesome. They are cute. They are trash. They are art.” The opening day of the exhibit, Saturday June 5, will offer an especially rich set of experiences for EHCC patrons, as the opening is being held in conjunction with a “musical open house” where visitors can participate in hands-on demonstrations of Japanese koto and Javanese gamelan instruments, ask questions, and sign up for future classes. For more information, visit EHCC online at ehcc.org, call 961-5711, or visit the gallery at 141 Kalakaua Street. Current hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Tight Hide” will be on view from June 5 to July 30.
Tight Hide: An Exhibition by Ken Little
June 23, 2021 - July 30, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm