On View

Natalia Da Silva
Uluwehi Kang

September 24 – October 22, 2021

Aupuni Space is pleased to present FOREVER 2021, a two-artist exhibition featuring Natalia Da Silva and Uluwehi Kang. Given the opportunity to share a studio at Aupuni Space over several months, the artists produced bodies of work to be shown in dialogue with the other. FOREVER 2021 is their interrogation of present realities; which include parallel themes, visual motifs, and material practices. The exhibition is a window into the habitus developed in this pandemic-saturated time–“times-defying” energy both IRL (in real life) and OTI (on the internet)–and the exhaustion of that which has not changed.

Gallery is open by appointment only, Wednesday through Saturday. Book appointment here.

There will be a performance, A Balancing Meal by Uluwehi Kang, on October 16th from 6–8pm.

A special edition has been created for this exhibition: Airfare to Hawaii. Click here for more information.

Natalia Da Silva is an artist from Honolulu, Hawai‘i. She holds a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA with a focus in Painting and minor in Sustainability. Da Silva’s practice pushes the boundaries of traditional painting techniques by manipulating paint in its dried and wet forms, and focusing on material acts: drag, drop, copy, paste, duplicate, add, subtract, push, pull, resize, delete. Her paintings have been shown in Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York and Japan.

Uluwehi Kang is an artist from and based in Hawai‘i who currently works in the mediums of education, performance, installation, research, and poetry. She holds a BFA from CalArts in Santa Clarita, CA. She is drawn to THAT which is Connected and Collective; she has color-neuroses; she is down with the sickness. Ultimately, Kang aims to Contextualize and Conjoin the aberrant Signs and Symbols of our reality—resulting in an arts practice that is seamless with continuity, itself.