Square - Two Views

ON O‘AHU : TWO VIEWS 
March 1 – April 10, 2015
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Sunday, March 1
2-3 pm, Gallery walk-through with Phil Jung + Joseph Maida
3-5 pm, Reception
The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Tuesday, March 3
5:15-5:50 pm, Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture by Joseph Maida, Intersections Visiting Artist
Art Auditorium

Tuesday, April 7
5:15-5:50 pm, Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Public lecture by Phil Jung
Art Auditorium

Phil Jung investigates the direct and indirect effects of O‘ahu’s changing population on its limited resources. While photographing the island’s diverse social landscape, he explores the ways that cultural identity, wealth distribution, social mobility and gentrification factor into its current demographics. These photos act as a loose narrative of contemporary culture in Hawai‘i and its ever-changing population.

Joseph Maida presents New Natives, a group of portraits of aspiring male models of mixed ethnicity and race from Hawai‘i. The subjects were scouted from New York through social media and photographed in their local terrain around the metropolis of Honolulu. Drawing from Hawaii’s royal history as well as its Eastern and Western influences, this series introduces visions of masculinity, identity, and sexuality that upend conventional hegemony on multiple registers.

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