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ULA LEO by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele + Cory Taum
March 3 – May 5, 2017
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Sunday, March 19
1:00-4:00 p.m. Reception and artist conversations
Dual opening Ula Leo + Diamond Head by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda at Commons Gallery.

Ula Leo is a collection of work by ‘Imaikalani Kalahele (Hawai‘i-based artist and poet) and Cory Taum (Hawai‘i-based artist) that considers the relationship between urban development, environmental degradation, cultural memory, and resistance. This multi-generational exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, poetry, and artist videos addressing specific sites, spaces, and landscapes of O’ahu and illustrating stories from a Hawaiian perspective.

Ula Leo is part of an artists series entitled Art + Critical Geography in Hawai’i hosted at the Department of Art + Art History. This artist series re-thinks the traditional concepts of mapping and dominant narratives of “place” associated with sights around O’ahu. Programs highlight artists who visually challenge the commodification of land.

Selections of the John Young permanent collection will also be on view throughout the museum.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dual opening reception for Ula Leo + Diamond Head by Drew Broderick with Gan Uyeda at Commons Gallery.
1:30-2:00 Artist conversations with ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum
2:30-3:00 Artist conversation with Drew Broderick, Diamond Head located at Commons Gallery

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: The art and life of  ‘Imaikalani Kalahele and Cory Taum with Noelle M.K.Y. Kahanu (Assistant Specialist, Public Humanities/Native Hawaiian Programs, Department of American Studies). Event is located at the John Young Museum of Art.

Additional events part of the Art + Critical Geographies in Hawai‘i Series
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lecture: MAP Office a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (b. Casablanca) and Valérie Portefaix (b. Saint-Etienne). This duo of artists has been based in Hong Kong since 1996 working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, mapping, and photography.
Event is located in ART 101.

Friday, March 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Artists Print Workshop: Mapping and Print-making with MAP Office and UHM Printmakers.
Event is located at the John Young Museum of Art.

Friday, March 10, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Lecture: Art in the Age of Crisis by Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Sponsored by The Dai Ho Chun Endowment for Distinguished Lecturers. Event is located in the Art Building Auditorium, UH Mānoa Campus

Sunday, March 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: Art and Critical Geographies in Hawai’i with Margo Machida (Professor Emeritus of Art History, the University of Connecticut), Jaimey Hamilton Faris (Assoc. Professor of Art History, UHM), in conversation with architect and artist Sean Connelly (Hawai‘i/Boston-based architect and artist), and artist Lynne Yamamoto (Professor at Smith College). Event is located at the John Young Museum of Art.

March 13 – April 7, 2017
Exhibition: Diamond Head: New Work by Drew Broderick (Hawai’i/California-based artist) with Gan Uyeda (Associate Director at Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago).

SPONSORS:
John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Department of Art + Art HistoryUniversity of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Student Activity and Program Fee Board, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
American Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Center for Pacific Island Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Gallery hours:
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment
Closed: Sat. – Sun.
Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

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