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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04.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Artist and Tattooer Shannon Elliott

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Tattoos by Vancouver-based artist Shannon Elliott. More images below.

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30.05.15 by Jeff

small works/Big Show

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“small works/Big Show” just opened at Untitled Art Space in Vancouver, featuring small works by big local painters and illustrators. A few more images below.

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29.04.10 by Jeff

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Illustrations by recent IDEA graduate, Shannon Elliott.

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