Art Salon Chinatown

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LOADED: Iconographies of Asian America

February 8 – April 4, 2020

LOADED: Iconographies of Asian America features artworks that bring history, legacy, and tradition in dialogue with life in the US in the present day. LOADED is inspired by the wealth of accumulated connections and contexts that problematize any simple definition of “Asian America” as a lexicon of representation, described in part and inadequately by nationality, ethnicity, geography, language, belief systems, economics, and many other factors. LOADED highlights the multivalent positionality of Asian American artists by providing a platform for their wide-ranging iconographies to be seen and considered together. 

Artists Cirilo Domine, Việt Lê, Sandra Low, Thinh Nguyen, and Michelle Sui are featured in the exhibition with film, painting, drawing, textile, and installation work.



The Nearness of You: Reflections on Nature

November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020
Opening Saturday November 9, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Featured artists:

Carole Kim, Cathy Lu, and Victoria Tao.

 September 7 – November 2, 2019

Singing in the Dark: A Meditation on Migrationis an exhibition reflecting on migratory displacement, refuge, and, ultimately, belonging. The exhibition brings together a group of artists who explore this rich yet difficult personal terrain via memory, family, and community. They offer first- and second- generation perspectives on immigration or refuge, inflected with individual approaches to navigating identity formation in their respective practices. As multicultural, diasporic artists working in a country whose current leadership champions racism and xenophobia and punishes refugees, the ongoing enterprise of untangling there/here and then/now is overlaid with the work of channeling power to resist an urgent and disturbing present.

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