Fantastical Imagery Awaits Gallery Visitors at Latest EHCC Exhibition: "People are animals too. Sometimes we forget this," says Tobias Brill, the artist behind the highly original drawings on display in the exhibition "Damn Animals" at the East Hawaii Cultural Center from Saturday February 6 through Friday February 26. The Big Island artist, who has been an art lecturer at the University of Hawaii and Hawaii Community College in Hilo, continues, "We still have aspects of the lizard brains of our ancestors...human animals can be instinctual, cruel and petty. We want to feel good." This assessment of the human condition is on full display in his complex and sometimes disturbing imagery, which evokes the densely bizarre art of Hieronymus Bosch. This visual feast for the adult viewer is not suitable for children. Brill has been exhibiting in Hilo, Honolulu, as well as venues in California and New York since 1993. His limited-edition book "Damn Animals (a coloring book for adults)" will be available for purchase at the EHCC gallery during his exhibition. For those who wish to meet the artist, Brill will be in residence at the gallery on Saturday February 6, 13 and 20, from 10am to 2pm. EHCC is adhering to all County and State of Hawai'i regulations to promote safety during the pandemic. Visitors are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. A maximum of ten visitors will be permitted in the gallery and hand sanitizer will be available for all patrons.