Voyage down the flowing lava rivers of the Big Island on a boat made of lava at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Art Gallery’s newest exhibit Still Flow. Artist Michael Hengler’s exhibit will be on display at the Art Gallery, March 10–15. The opening reception for Still Flow will be on Sunday, March 10, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
The exhibit will showcase an 11-foot lava canoe in a gallery space that is transformed into a lava-scape that crunches under the feet of exhibit guests as they traverses the darkened room. Footage of lava-boats rolling over the molten lava flows of Hawaiʻi will be projected in the gallery and the lava-vessel will be dimly illuminated from the red glow of the lava fields.
UH Mānoa Associate Professor Mary Babcock says that Hengler is an artist who is able “to sculpt psychological space.”
Hengler considers this exhibition’s realization “an experience so surreal that seeing voyaging lava-boats on molten lava flows, somehow melts away preconceptions of human limitations and re-envisions what might be possible for us as we navigate our rivers of life.”
UH Mānoa Art Gallery
The UH Mānoa Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Art Building and is open Monday–Friday, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, 12–4 p.m.