Monday, May 14, 2012

Upcoming Exhibition

Crossing Borders
Group Exhibition, Curated by Pamela Ybañez

Artists include: 
Cat Chiu Phillips (San Diego)
Fonda Yoshimoto (Oakland)
Mitsuko Brooks (New York City)
Scott Tsuchitani (San Francisco)
Pamela Ybañez (Oakland)
Julie Thi Underhill (Berkeley)
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto (Syracuse NY)
Julie Lee (Oakland)
Momoko Sudo (Oakland) 

Asians in America come upon many boundaries, some for a crossing and some remain untouched. The artists gathered here have taken position, crossing/touching various borders and giving us new ways to examine the political and/or the personal.

To this day Asians are still seen as the constant foreigner and at the same time as the model minority. Here, as artists and individuals residing in our communities, we have created a place to visually investigate ourselves or how we are perceived in generalities. It is a place where the political and personal intermingle. Some examine the borders surrounding the body while others pertain to cultural borders. At times addressing both simultaneously. 

May 12 to July 30, 2012
Artist's Reception: Wednesday May 16th 7-9 pm 
Free and open to the public at: 

388 Ninth Street (2nd floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza)
In Oakland's Chinatown

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at one or more of these amazing events and workshops!