08.08.16 by Staff

Mixed-Race Artists Explore Half-Asian Identities in “Dirty Knees”

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Shannon Elliott

 

“Dirty Knees” is a visual arts exhibition exploring mixed-race identities, featuring artists Nomi Chi, Shannon Elliott, Katie So, Mandy Tsung and Lauren YS (all of half-Asian ancestry).

The title of the show is a reference to the old playground rhyme (“Chinese/ Japanese/ Dirty knees/ Look at these!”) and deals with the complexities of internalized racism as well as the difficulty of establishing an identity that isn’t just stratified but fetishized and overlooked by linear definitions of race and heritage.

Bringing together a very personal selection of work, the exhibit aims to create a sense of community and encourage discussion around issues of race and identity. See more images below or on display at Vancouver’s Untitled Art Space in Chinatown (436 Columbia Street), opening August 12th.

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Shannon Elliott

 

 

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Nomi Chi

 

 

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Nomi Chi

 

 

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Katie So

 

 

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Katie So

 

 

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Lauren YS

 

 

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Lauren YS

 

 

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Mandy Tsung

 

 

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Mandy Tsung

 

 

 

Nomi Chi’s Website

Shannon Elliott’s Website

Katie So’s Website

Mandy Tsung’s Website

Lauren YS’s Website

Untitled Art Space’s Website













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26.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Jordan Tiberio

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Photographer Jordan Tiberio pays homage to an Irving Penn photograph entitled “Summer Sleep, New York” with her series “The Girl Next Door”. Tiberio obscures her portraits using a window screen and droplets of water. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Barbarian

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Drawings by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based illustrator Barbarian. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Roos van de Kieft

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“Body of Work” by London-based photographer Roos can de Kieft. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Zhenya and Tanya Posternak

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Photos by Zhenya and Tanya Posternak, twin-sisters originally from Kiev, Ukraine, and currently based in New York. More images below.

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23.09.16 by Staff

35mm Camera Made Entirely with 3D Printing

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SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.

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