A lot of the museum’s staff—from every department—are artists. Security guard Calvin Collins’ work was last seen at the late Nu‘uanu Gallery. Now he has a solo show, “Anomaly,” at the HPU Gallery in Kane‘ohe. “My paintings and drawings traffic heavily in the realm of identity politics and allegory,” says Collins in his artist statement. “I am emboldened as I am fascinated at times by my experience as a biracial person living in a world that is trying politely to adjust to its post-colonial skin and all that identity encompasses. Pluralistic and whimsical in nature, these works revel just as much in the possibility and quality of materials as they do in narrative.”
Anomaly is on view through Sept. 18. HPU, 45-045 Kamehameha Hwy, Mon-Sat 8am-5pm.