AT REALITY'S EDGE by Brady Evans

Brady Evans is a Japanese-American illustrator, character designer, and comic artist born, raised, and currently working in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. He received a BFA in Drawing from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2012. His work is in the collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and numerous private collections throughout the country.

The works presented in this exhibition feature paintings of imaginary worlds and the characters that inhabit them. Evans draws inspiration from East-Asian folklore, Studio Ghibli movies, and his own childhood memories growing up in the islands. It is his hope that these paintings feel like just a small window into a larger world.

On the opening night, we invited SweetiE for a pop-up with their traditional Japanese desserts, also knowns as Wagashi. Alongside their usual treats, they also designed and created an exclusive dessert inspired by the abstract design of Brady Evan's art. 


At Reality's Edge will be on view until May 31st at BāS Bookshop.

Photo/ Larry Ganiron