Boz Schurr: (Ísland to Island) Korpúlfsstaðir and The 23hr Sunset

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January 06, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Spalding House

Exhibition Overview

Artist Boz Schurr’s mural is a reflection on her summer art residency in Iceland. The imagery focuses on the feelings of loneliness and depression she experienced while living in a former dairy farm on the outskirts of Reykjavik, while also documenting the transformation she felt upon her return to Hawai‘i.

Schurr uses water-based house paint to create her murals, which can be seen around town in places like at the corner of Pi‘ikoi and Kona streets. 

Feb. 24 to April 21 Schurr leads a mural class, for students in grades 7 to 12, that will interact with her mural. “I feel it is also important for the kids to paint over these feelings as part of the healing process focusing on how things in our lives, while seemingly huge and insurmountable at the time, will eventually pass,” says Schurr.

Schurr is no stranger to the museum. She took part in a now-defunct Artist in Residence program in the museum's basement gallery (it is now used as a space for school tours). See a video of her in action.