Posted on Jun 28, 2012

Amalgamate – A juried show at Manifest and 39 Hotel

Show runs June 29-July 28, 2012
Opening Reception at Manifest- Friday June 29 , 5-9pm
32 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Amalgamate is part of the Find Art Festival happening this week in Honolulu, “reconfiguring Chinatown into a wonderland of family, music, art and craftivism.” FIND ART brings visiting established artists and musicians into a creative mashup with their local peers and the public. The mix includes five contemporary visual artists from the mainland who emphasize community involvement in their work. In addition, four local artists will engage with and “play” with public space and the public in general.
Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Below (and above) are my works that were chosen for Amalgamate – Invader, Adaptor, Avoider, a series of photographs where the landscape has been altered to include portraits of men, women and children. As i walk the land and plan these modifications/adaptations/hybridizations), intertwining own real and imaginary genealogy, I reflect on Hawaii’s history of ecological and social invasion and a cultural landscape that is till shifting today.

invader,adapter,avoider (1 pile) - 48"x 32", archival inkjet print,(2012)

invader,adapter,avoider (1 log) - 36" x 24", archival inkjet print, (2012)