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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08.08.16 by Staff

Anatomical Fabric Sculptures by Artist Karine Jollet

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Paris-based artist Karine Jollet’s sculpts body parts, with strangely precise anatomical detail, out of various fabrics. More images below.

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08.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Dario Maglionico

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Paintings by self-taught, Milan-based artist Dario Maglionico (click here for previous post). Maglionico’s work explores perceptions of time and the possibility that the events we live occur simultaneously, like overlapping traces.

Check out more images below and new works on display at his upcoming show, “Sincronie”, at the Visconti Castle in Legnano from September 4 to December 18.

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08.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Sefa Karakus

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Paintings by artist Sefa Karakus. Istanbul, Turkey. More images below.

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08.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ian Davis

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Paintings by artist Ian Davis. More images below.

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08.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Anders Oinonen

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Paintings by artist Anders Oinonen. More images below.

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07.08.16 by Staff

Incredible Balloon Animals by Japanese Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto

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Some balloon insects and animals taken to another level, by Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. More images below.

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06.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Kelly Bjork

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A selection of paintings from Seattle-based artist Kelly Bjork. More images from her ongoing series “Blankets” below.

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