Hi everyone, my first exhibit as a solo curator is upon us. If you’ve talked to me in the last couple of weeks you know that this show has been my life. I’m really excited to show the works of these amazing artists and hope that you check out the show and reception.
SOMArts Cultural Center Presents
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition: February 5 – 25, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 2:00 – 7:00pm, Saturday 1:00 – 5:00pm
SOMArts Cultural Center presents Hybridity, Curated by Rio Yanez
SOMArts Cultural Center will be presenting “Hybridity” during the month of February 2009. Curated by Rio Yañez, it will present the idea of hybridity as artists combing their own native aesthetics and subject matter with those of another, including bi-racial and bi-cultural artists and how they express their identities though art. The exhibit will explore how utilizing themes, subject matter, or aesthetics of two cultures can speak to the relationship, permissions, and boundaries that exist between them.
Featured artists include: Tonia Calderon, Kathy Fujii-Oka, Susan Kitazawa, Sofia Maldonado, Morena Marina Santos, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, MariNaomi, Alex Neroulias, Niz, Shizu Saldamando, Jos Sances, Nicole Schach, Shizue Seigel, Mae Suzuki, Cynthia Tom, Miho Toyoda, Rio Yañez
I’ll be showing my latest series of prints in the exhibit: portraits of Japanese Teenagers emulating west-coast Chicano and Cholo fashion and culture. Created from profile pictures posted on mixi.jp.