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Solo Exhibition- Matt Shallenberger

The Leaping Place

August 31 – October 21, 2018
Kahilu Theatre Galleries

Opening Reception - Friday August 31, 4-6pm
No host bar and light pupu will be on offer.

Artist Walkthrough- Friday August 31, 5pm

Kahilu Exhibits presents a solo show by California and Hawai'i based artist, Matt Shallenberger.

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The Leaping Place is a series of large-format landscape photographs meant to illustrate two stories: first, of the artist's family, who immigrated to Hawai'i from the Portuguese Azores in the 1880s, and second, of the Kumulipo, the ancient Hawaiian creation chant.  Named after the places from which departed souls begin their journeys to the underworld, the project aims to discover connections between different Hawai'i communities, exploring the landscapes of their diverse pasts and shared present.  

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Matt Shallenberger (b. Kailua, 1978) is self-taught as a large format landscape photographer, having studied classical literature and history.  Each of his projects begins as an attempt to reinterpret, through photography, an existing piece of poetry or mythology - most recently, the Hawaiian 'song of creation', the Kumulipo. His work has appeared in numerous publications, and an exhibition of his Hawai'i landscapes took place this spring at the Honolulu Museum of Art.  Information on awards and publications can be found on his website, alongside all portfolios, and details about a book of his Hawai'i photographs to be published in September 2018.

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Kahilu Galleries are free and open to the public Monday thru Friday, from 9am – 1pm, and during all performances. For more information, visit kahilutheatre.org or call (808) 885-6868.

Kahilu Exhibits is generously sponsored by Pau Resturant, Woodbury Inspection Group and Kamuela Hardwoods.


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