Apr 05 - Jun 18, 2022


Exhibit Detail

O Kalani is a contemporary Hawaiian art exhibit of works by Sean Kekamakupa‘aikapono Ka‘onohiokalani Lee Loy Browne and Imaikalani Kalahele. This exhibition is traveling to us through a partnership with the Honolulu Museum of Art and is curated by E. Tory Laitila, Curator of Textiles and Fashion. The exhibition includes sculptures and paintings not previously exhibited.
The exhibit title references the Hawaiian view of a relationship with the divine, which can be translated as “from the heavens,” and also acknowledges the names of both artists. Known for his large public works of art, Sean Browne portrays historic and legendary figures and uses Hawaiian iconography in contemporary ways. Imaikalani Kalahele uses an interdisciplinary approach drawing on material from the past to current events creating art narratives. 

Image above:
Sean K.L. Browne
Aumakua, 2019
cast bronze, mahogany wood
© Sean K.L. Browne. Courtesy the artist.
Image below:                          
Imaikalani Kalahele
Papa lā‘ua ‘o Wakea, 2017
acrylic on canvas
© Imaikalani Kalahele. Courtesy the artist.

Gallery entry requirements: All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination and a valid matching photo ID to enter the venue. Photo of vaccination card on digital devices acceptable.  Masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth at all times.  Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is free.