Saturday, March 8, 2014

Blue Hawaii installation shots and catalog - "Okinawan Diaspora Blues"

My solo show "Blue Hawaii" opened on Feb 21st at the University of Memphis and it will be on view through March 27, 2014

Laura Kina: Blue Hawaii
The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis
Art Department
Art and Communication Building
3715 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152
Tel 901-678-2216

Download the exhibition catalog and read Wesley Uenetan's essay "Okinawan Diaspora Blues":

You won’t find Elvis or surfboards or funny umbrella-topped cocktails in Laura Kina’s dystopic Blue HawaiĘ»i. Drawn from family albums, oral history and community archives from Hawaii and Okinawa, these ghostly oil paintings employ distilled memories to investigate themes of distance, longing, and belonging.

Below are some snapshots of the installation.

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