An art exhibition, curated by Asian American Women Artists Association's Emerging Curators Program fellow Kelsay Meyers, that uses identity construction as a means to engage the audience in a 3-D collage of several artworks in various mediums and writing by largely Asian American women artists who have something significant to say about the importance of female identity in our contemporary world.
AESTHETIC BLITZ is an exhibition in which female artists and poets of mostly Asian American ethnicity showcase work that is central to not only who they are as an artist, but who they are as a person in a large scale collage-like form. The concept of an “aesthetic blitzkrieg” is born out of the way that our minds process identity. We latch onto an image, symbol or word and make it our own in ways that are wholly personal to the individual creator, and this occurs in rapid succession. By presenting all work in a collage-like structure, where things overlap or layer in ways that still preserve the integrity of each art piece in itself, and visually inundate the audience with aestheticism—it’s as if it’s an actual explosion of things that are fragmented and connected in new ways. This exhibition celebrates how we come to know ourselves: as Asians, as women, as people!
Exhibition: Wednesday, May 4th @ 1- Saturday, June 25th
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 4th @ 3:30 - 7:30 PM
Kelsay Elizabeth Myers
FEATURED ARTISTS & WRITERS
Jade Acosta | Samina Ali | Jasmine An | Joanne Billiet | Sabrina Brett | Kira Donnell | Joyce Mortel Familara | Gillian Hamel | C.K.Itamura | Susan Ito | Rupinder Kahlon | Kyungsook Moir | Nivedita Ojha | Pallavi Sharma | Raena Shirali | Shizue Seigel | Jennifer Sinquefield | Cynthia Tom | Sue Tom | Nathalie Vanderlinden | Manon Bogerd Wada | Laura Ming Wong | Nellie Wong | Shelley Wong
1400 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109
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