Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition

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Sunday, January 30 to Sunday, March 13, 2005

Whoever said "good things come in small packages" must have known about the International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibitions. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, The 8th International Shoebox Exhibition, will be one of the most popular exhibits for young and old alike. This exhibit of 71 small sculptures from around the world show how artists have handled the challenges of space and scale dictated by the size of an ordinary shoebox. An invitation-only exhibition, this triennial has attracted a large number of well-known artists from Hawaii, the US mainland, Australia, Belgium, South Korea, Cuba, France, and Chile, just to name a few.

Each sculpture speaks for itself. Some works are conceptual, some reflect the artist's cultural heritage, and others are universal in expression. Collectively the sculptures are a powerful commentary on the state of humankind at the end of a century driven by industry and technology, and at the beginning of a new millennium that is already marked with strife, uncertainties, and tragedies.

The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture exhibit is sponsored in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.


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