photo of 2d art work


The Extended Hawaiian Body
March 4 – May 4, 2018
John Young Museum of Art

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2018
3-5 p.m. at the Art Gallery
Combined reception for the openings for The Extended Hawaiian Body, Material Slip at the Commons Gallery, and 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions at The Art Gallery, UHM

The Extended Hawaiian Body features works by:
Maile Andrade
Kaili Chun
Kaui Chun
April Drexel
Noelle Kahanu
Kapulani Landgraf
Marques Marzan
Maika’i Tubbs

Artists participating in this exhibition deal with various aspects of the Hawaiian body extended. This can involve kino lau, the many physical forms taken by Hawaiian akua (deities) or ‘aumakua (family deities), but the concept applies to other metaphoric extensions of the collective Hawaiian “body” as well. Artists may address aspects of (reactions to) colonialism as well as the post/colonial Hawaiian body.

Dr. Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history at UHM, is the curator of this exhibition.

SPONSORS: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.

Gallery hours + admission:
Mon. – Fri. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed weekends; Spring break Mar. 26 – 30.

Free admission. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Image (top):
Kaui Chun
Kū I Mauli Ola, Standing in the Essence, 2002-2018
mylar, ink
96 x 144 inches