"On O'ahu: Two Views," an exhibition of contemporary photographs

March 1, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

"On O'ahu: Two Views" features the works by artist photographers Phil Jung and Joseph Maida who each present a unique view of the island of O‘ahu. Jung is currently teaching at the Department of Art + Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Jung’s half of the exhibition is titled "O‘ahu." Maida’s is titled "New Natives." Maida is also an Intersections Visiting Artist.

Phil Jung offers an exploration into the island of O‘ahu’s extremely complex social system. The cultural identity, wealth distribution and social mobility of Hawaii's residents frequently contrasts with its idyllic backdrop. Staying clear of common mainstream assumptions, Jung uses his camera to explore the relationship between the people who inhabit O‘ahu and the landscape that binds them all together. His photos act as a loose narrative of contemporary culture in Hawai‘i.

"New Natives" is a group of portraits of aspiring male models of mixed ethnicity and race from Hawai‘i. From New York, Joseph Maida scouted the subjects through social media before photographing them 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 examines visions of masculinity, identity, and sexuality, which upend conventional hegemony on multiple registers.


All events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 1, The Art Gallery, UHM

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Gallery walk-through with Phil Jung + Joseph Maida

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Opening reception

Tuesday, March 3, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m., Art Auditorium

5:15 – 5:50 p.m. Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. "Joseph Maida: Creative City Boy," a lecture by Joseph Maida, Intersections Visiting Artist

Tuesday, April 7, 5:15 – 7:30 p.m., Art Auditorium

5:15 – 5:50 p.m. Reception

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. "Phil Jung: Recent Work on O‘ahu," a lecture by Phil Jung

Ticket Information
Gallery hours: Mon. - Fri. 10:00 - 4:00; Sun. 12:00 - 4:00. Closed: Sat.; Prince Kuhio Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Apr. 3; Easter, Sunday, Apr. 5. By appt.: Spring Break, Mar. 23-27. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, 956-6888, gallery@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions+events/exhibitions/?p=619

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