Date: May 10 - June 7, 2013
Location: ii Gallery, 687 Auahi St
Gallery Hours: 7AM-7PM

Special Film Screenings - $5 suggested donation per film:

  • Double Feature!: Thursday, May 16, 6:30pm - Mysterious Skin, directed by Gregg Araki, 8:15pm - Pink Flamingos, directed by John Waters
  • Thursday, May 23, 7:00pm - Beauty is Embarassing, the Wayne White Story, directed by Neil Berkeley

Uncontrollable Urge brings Dana Paresaʻs portraiture work to focus on a single subject and a single medium - black and white ink drawings depicting characters with paraphilias, delusions, obsessions, and compulsions. Paresa creates an environment suitable to each social deviant, each complementing anotherʻs unusual urges. Seen together, the works in Uncontrollable Urge bring organization to the disorderly, and construct a sense of belonging to an otherwise marginalized group. Uncontrollable Urge is Paresaʻs second solo show at ii Gallery.

About the Artist

Dana Paresa is a Hawaii-based artist who specializes in illustration and photography. She is currently working on a book of self portrait photographs with artists DB Amorin and Kate Burlingame that will be for sale in the summer of 2013. You may contact Dana at

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