Wilding Out
Christian Richard Cook

March 1 - 21, 2020

Aupuni Space is pleased to present WILDING OUT, a solo exhibition and book release by Kauaʻi-born and Honolulu-based artist Christian Richard Cook. WILDING OUT documents the Summer of 2019, spent in the woods on Kauaʻi; focusing on issues of identity in Hawaiʻi, homelessness, and place. Christian’s work unveils a focused personal reality in high contrast monochrome photographs that reject a notion of the pastoral nicety projected in typical imagery of Hawaiʻi. Self-reflection, the transformational power of black and white, and the exploration of a peripheral Hawaiʻi continue to emerge and influence the artist.