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.

Don Barba
Don Barba
Littl3 One
Littl3 One
Babu the Gangster
Babu the Gangster

2 thoughts on “Hybridity”

  1. Dude your art and concepts of the modern Hybridity are hot and way on point…Damn I wish I wasn’t sick for the opening.:-( Any how great job I’m gonna for sure get to the gallery hours…You need to see if you can add a embed or digg, or sociable to your blog so that its easy for your work to go viral through out the net. Any how great job kudos I keep the art flowing. I’m going to write a post about your show on my blog http://www.mixedmonthly.com hope it helps spread the word. Peace

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