In Hawaii, Lisa Reihana presents her video alongside the original French wallpaper the New Zealand artist was inspired by — and is challenging.
As a way to process her feelings of grief, frustration, and loss, Lauren Hana Chai made a series of paintings titled Last Known Locations, each imbued with imagery inspired by her missing mother.
A mural by six Native Hawaiian contemporary artists serves as a counterpoint to the commercial imagery that has advertised the state as an exotic paradise.
Viewers must overcome their initial shock or repulsion to the visceral subject matter in order to experience the fine details of Erick Swenson’s work.
An exhibition at the Koa Gallery in Honolulu presents a retrospective of Masami Teraoka, whose art has combined critiques of contemporary society with pop culture iconography for over half a century.
Honolulu’s first biennial, The Middle of Now | Here, is a challenge to the notion that Hawaii is “in the middle of nowhere.”