This First Friday, July 5, Honolulu-based artist AJ Feducia will be showcasing an exhibit entitled Only Fools Trip on What is Behind Them. Feducia, who originally hails from Huntington Beach, has quickly become a staple in Honolulu’s downtown art scene. The installation at In4mation will represent an array of Feducia’s artistic endeavors, including screen printing, sculpture, and Intaglio.
“It wasn’t until I was in college that I got into printmaking,” says Feducia. “I was really into sculpture at the time, but I was running out of places to store my work and running out of people to give it to. A friend of mine suggested that I try printmaking because, like sculpture, it can be a very active, physical process with a lot of experimentation. Also, there were weird chemicals that needed to be used and the smell of a print studio is a magical thing.”
Feducia is currently working as an Intaglio teacher at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and draws the inspiration for his work from the history, people, and places that surround him.
“The buildings I see, the surf breaks, the peaks and valleys, the water I use, the people who are here, the people who were here – it all makes an impression on me,” says Feducia. “Not originally being from here, I know I have a responsibility to this place and the people around me. The show is about my place in the history of these islands. It’s not about my experiences of this place as an outsider but rather some things that are constantly on my mind.”
Only Fools Trip on What is Behind Them will be on display starting July 5 at 6 p.m. and run throughout July at In4mation’s Chinatown location, 1154 Nuuanu Ave.