Montgomery College’s Center for the Arts is proud to present the artwork of Mari Omori and eight other artists participating in a unique group show. Intersections: Asia/America features nine artists from Asia, including the countries of Korea, India, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Their Texas homes are as diverse in location as their national heritage and include Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Spring. Stylistically, they work in ceramics, installation art, mixed media work, painting, photography and sculpture.
The exhibit begins September 24 and runs through October 19, with an opening reception on September 25 from noon-2 p.m. in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery (Building D). An artist presentation will take place at 1 p.m. Anila Qayyum Agha will present fiber art on paper; Benn F. Ansell will provide photographs; Kana Harada will exhibit sculpture in foam; Yound Min-Kan will provide installations on digitally-manipulated images; and Mimi Kato will provide digital photography. Additionally, Kay Nguyen will exhibit ceramics and Masaru Takiguchi will provide sculpture in stone and wood. All artists will have a chance to speak about their work and will present the process and meaning of their art to audience members attending the opening reception.
Mari Omori is serving as curator for this exhibit.
“I have been fascinated to learn about each individual artist, their use of material and the process that transforms and articulates their multi-cultural identity as Asian/Americans,” said Omori. “Many artists in this exhibition draw interest from nature, in the history of their own culture, personal experience and memory, in defining space, or a strong desire to come to terms with the materials in his/her choice.
“The exhibition redefines the stereotypical notion of ‘Asian-ness’ through a wide range of expressions and media by Asian/American contemporary artists, and provides a forum for discussions among community. The works are revolutionary, intensely personal, and address the critical issues of identity, culture and nature.”
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibit, contact Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021.
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