Did you love Keith Tallett’s banana tattooed with “watufaka” and his Flying Hawaiians gleaming, resined wood slabs emblazoned with tire tracks at Artists of Hawai‘i 2011? You can see those works again (and a lot more) at his debut solo show at the new Kaka‘ako gallery SPF Projects. (Disclaimer: SPF Projects owner Drew Broderick is on the museum’s installation staff, and also included in the upcoming Artists of Hawai‘i 2013.)
In Keith Tallett: Militia, the artist takes Hawaiian culture to the streets, using his skills as a tattoo artist and surfboard maker, and asks us to think about what “local” means today. Puinsai!
Keith Tallett: Militia is on view through July 14.
Listen to Keith Tallett talk to HPR’s Noe Tanigawa about his work.
See our blog post about Keith Tallett receiving a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant earlier this year.
See his work at keithtallett.com/artwork.
SPF Projects: 729 Auahi St., between Cooke and Coral streets. Tue-Thu 7-11pm, Sun 1-5pm;