January 19 – April 19, 2024
Hoʻi Hou brings together a kapa video installation and five paintings produced over the past nine years by Native Hawaiian artist Nanea Lum. A kapa maker and painter by training, Lum connects different traditions, materials, and perspectives through her interdisciplinary practice. Immersive at times, abstract in others, more and more figurative as of late, Lum’s work often explores the intersections of land, sky, and sea through cultural concepts and stories of creation. A graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, Lum began her journey as an artist in 2010 while enrolled as a student at Kapiʻolani Community College. Hoʻi Hou is a homecoming and the first occasion since the completion of her studies that a solo exhibition of Lum’s work has been presented within the University of Hawaiʻi System.
About the Venue
ʻO Koa Gallery, ua hoʻokahua ʻia i ka makahiki ʻumi kūmāiwa kanawalukūmāhiku, pūnana i‘a ma nā palena ʻole o ke Kulanui Kaiāulu ʻo Kapiʻolani, i ke alo o Laeʻahi, ma ka mokupuni o Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. He wahi i‘a no ka huliāmahi, ke alu like, ka hoʻoulu ma o ka hoʻokau hou ʻia ʻana o ka lā i ka lolo. Kākoʻo maoli ʻo Ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike ʻo Koa i nā kaiāulu hana noʻeau o Hawaiʻi, ka Moana Pākīpika, a me nā māhele ʻĀina o ʻĀsia-Pākīpika. Alakaʻi ʻia nā hōʻike e ke Ala Nuʻukia o Kapiʻolani Kula Nui Kaiāulu ʻo i‘a hoʻi, e hoʻolako a e hoʻomākaukau i nā haumāna maoli, kūloko, kaumokuʻāina, kauʻāina no ko lākou mua he lako, a pēlā pū me nā ʻōlelo kākoʻo o Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao.
Established in 1987, Koa Gallery is an arts venue nested on the campus of Kapi‘olani Community College, in the presence of Lē‘ahi, on the island of O‘ahu, Hawaiʻi. The gallery is a place for collaboration, engagement, and risk-taking through exhibition-making and public programming. Koa Gallery is especially dedicated to the art communities of Hawaiʻi, Oceania, and the Asia-Pacific region. Production is guided by Kapiʻolani Community College’s mission to “prepare indigenous, local, national, and international students for their productive futures,” as well as by the recommendations of Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao.
Tuesday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free and open to all.
4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu HI 96816
Fax: (808) 734-9151
The Koa Gallery is located at the ma uka end of the Kapi‘olani Community College campus, off Makapu‘u Road, between parking Lots A & B.
- All non-staff stalls in Lot A require a displayed permit until 4 p.m.
- Non-staff stalls in Lot B are available to students & visitors at all hours
- Staff stalls in all lots are available to students & visitors after 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends.