C.H.O.L.A is a group exhibition which explores cultural identity, the influence of Cholo/Chola culture, and the history and lifestyle of east LA-Mexican ‘Brown Pride’ communities through a South Pacific lens.
An acronym for the artists involved: Ceeroc (Cerisse Palalagi), Hoodsavvy (Wairoa Palalagi), and Onesian (Allen Vili), C.H.O.L.A is a reflection of their influences, stories and sociocultural experiences whilst growing up in Los Aukilani.
The works are diverse and include silk-screen and woodcut prints and photography. It is an exhibition which considers discussion on the impact and interconnectedness of American youth-gang culture, language and visual imagery, hip hop music, fashion and aesthetic with contemporary Polynesian identities and working class realities.
11am – 4pm, Thursday 28 May & Friday 29 May
FREE two-day stencil workshop with Cerisse Palalagi (Ceeroc), Waiora Palalagi (Hoodsavvy) and Allen Vili (Onesian)
7 May 2015
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Fresh Gallery Otara
Otara Town Centre
Limited spaces available.
Contact the gallery on 09 261 8030
email [email protected] to register.
Fresh Gallery Otara Image credit: “Mauri Ora” by Onesian aka Allen Vili