“Appendix” Exhibit Featuring Asian American Women and Queer Artists Opens May 28

Celi Tamayo-Lee - PRE-SENT.
Celi Tamayo-Lee - PRE-SENT.

Appendix, an art exhibit curated by Erina C Alejo and former CAAM intern and CAAMFest alum Diana Li, opens on May 28, 2016 and runs through July 9, 2016 at the Pacific Heritage Museum. Alejo and Li are fellows of Asian American Women Artists Association’s (AAWAA) Emerging Curators Program. Showcasing work from ten emerging Asian American women and queer artists, the exhibit activates personal and intimate narratives of mental and historical trauma, while bravely reclaiming and empowering intergenerational memories as part of the world we live in today.

CAAM is thrilled to co-present the opening reception for the exhibit, on Saturday, May 28 from 1pm – 4pm. Learn more and RSVP for the reception on the Facebook event page.

The featured emerging artists are: Stephanie Canlas, Marlene Iyemura, Shelley Kuang, Vida Kuang, Jayne Manuel a.k.a. j.guinto, Mariela Montero, Celi Tamayo-Lee, Lisa Pradhan, Alexis Macapinlac Selleck, Sasha Vu

About the show:

In lucid moments of stress or pain, the appendix is an organ whose unread cultural histories push their way into significance, carrying weight on an overlooked past, present and future. Showcasing work from ten emerging Asian American women and queer artists, the exhibition activates personal and intimate narratives of mental and historical trauma, while bravely reclaiming and empowering intergenerational memories as part of the world we live in today.” – AAWAA website

Learn more about the show on AAWAA’s website. Check out selected photos from the featured artists’ work on AAWAA’s Flickr page.

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