About the Book
Heritage, disorientation, equilibrium, transplant, clash, freedom - are some of the conflicting directives investigated in American/Asian: A Tale of New Cultures, an exhibition that honors national Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month.
ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle, WA presents the work of 13 regional artists that tells the tale of how each embraces his or her own identity as an APA in the Pacific Northwest.
The exhibit covers a dynamic range of media including stencils and spray paint in Jonathan Wakuda Fischer’s homage to 18th century woodblock prints; MalPina Chan’s layered patterns, pictographs and text that synthesizes memory and history; Judy Shintani’s Obutsudan bird cage wrapped in rice paper which mirrors the small Buddhist home shrine, many of which were destroyed in America during World War II; Q&A: Ramifications of Identity, a documentary by Tenzin Mingyur Paldron, interviews Asians and Pacific Islanders identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer.
Participating artists include: MalPina Chan, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, Deborah Kapoor, Tenzin Mingyur Paldron, Chiyo Sanada, June Sekiguchi, Arun Sharma, Judy Shintani, William Song, Joseph Songco, Barry Wong, Dean Wong and Frederic Wong.
ArtXchange Gallery is a contemporary intercultural art gallery that aims to inspire cultural exploration, the expansion of global community and the exchange of ideas through art, film and photography. We exhibit contemporary art from around the world that reflects the diversity of influences shaping today’s global culture.