On view is a selection of work from two of Solomon Enos' art shows: Mana Moana and NŪ: The Next 500 Years. Friends on Kaua'i Island can check out still life, abstract, and landscape paintings.
Located in Ward Centre, Nā Mea Hawai'i is a local destination for artisan-driven, culturally minded goods and objects made in Hawai'i. The store also is also a purveyor of Native Hawaiian artwork, including a collection of prints by Solomon Enos.
Aupuni Space in Kaka'ako presents Flower Fan, an exhibition of new work by Solomon Enos. Featuring eight new oil paintings on canvas — including two oversized works — the show is Enos' ode to still-life flowers and vases or, as he refers to the, "the surrealism of nature." On view through March 31. Aupuni Space is open Wednesdays, 11am–8pm, and Thursday–Saturday, 11am–4pm. For more info, contact Donnie Cervantes firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new series of paintings by Solomon Enos, Coconuts + Skulls explores the darkness and protective nature of the niu (coconut), the original Polynesian voyager to traverse the Pacific. Durable, buoyant, and packed with life-affirming nourishment and water, the coconut is a metaphor for human potential and transformation. On view at Bevy in Kaka'ako.
Solomon Enos' work will be featured in "Pacific to Atlantic", a group exhibition of thirteen contemporary artists from Hawai‘i, presented by WESTWOOD GALLERY NYC. The exhibition focuses on artists who live or work on the islands and the cultural, social and environmental influences in their work. All thirteen artists look to Hawai‘i as a source of inspiration. Hawaiians often say “the past holds the future,” and each artist has produced bodies of work that embrace the rich cross-culture of their homeland. The exhibited works epitomize each artist’s commitment to Hawai’i, Polynesian culture, conceptual art, and the preservation of community.
Solomon Enos joins 50+ artists and cultural practitioners from Hawai'i and the Pacific. Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, 'Ae Kai will explore the meeting points of humanity and nature. On view at the former site of Foodland in Ala Moana Center in Honolulu.
Wa'a + Lewa: Reflections on Voyaging is a group exhibition that highlights artists' perspectives on ho'okele wa'a (wayfinding). Included in the show are three works on paper by Solomon Enos, in which he envisions the futuristic wa‘a (canoes) and their intrinsic forms, functions, and societies beyond our present reckoning.
at Ward Warehouse, 'ewa end
MON – closed
TUE-SAT – 12pm-7pm
SUN – 12pm-5pm
Radical Optimist is a collection of recent and never-seen-before paintings by artist Solomon Enos. In the face of anxiety and uncertainty, Radical Optimist embraces futuristic trajectories and indigenous knowledge to express the eternal optimism that is the hallmark of Enos' work.
Solomon Enos will be participating in CTRL+ALT, a creative convening of artworks, performances, and dialogues with artists and scholars who represent a range of backgrounds and identities. Presented by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Enos will be exhibiting artwork, live drawing commissioned work, and "talking story" with visitors.
Solomon Enos and fiber artist Marques Hanalei Marzan opened Reboot: Fashion Futures at the Fashion Annex in Ala Moana Center (Honolulu). Featuring a selection of garments by Marzan and artwork by Enos, the exhibits explores the evolution of culture in Hawai'i through fashion, and imagines a "future-past" in which self-fashioning is informed by indigenous traditions. Open noon to 5 pm; on view through Oct. 25, 2016.
See an eclectic and retrospective selection of Solomon Enos' oil paintings and works on paper from Polyfantastica to NŪ: The Next 500 Years. There's even a changing-room mural that Solomon live painted during the opening reception. It's an unconventional pop-up exhibit presented by DADA Salon Honolulu and organized by Pu'uhonua Society.