“Drawing Vulnerability, Crafting Resistance”
Join Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland for our #FirstFriday artist talk and presentation with curator Kayan Cheung-Miaw with artists Bo and Claire Lau discussiing vulnerability as a mode of cultural resistance. The panel will explore questions investigating the current climate of political uncertainty to draw on the resources within ourselves to craft out livable spaces. Additionally, how can art help us redraw boundaries and grow beyond what we thought was possible?
“Drawing Vulnerability, Crafting Resistance” is the second in a series of conversations as part of “Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom” a comic/graphic arts group exhibition that animates the political relationships of rage and resistance on display at Omi Gallery through August 25th.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Artist Talk – 730p – 930p
FREE – PLZ RSVP HERE
OMI GALLERY OPEN: 630p – 10p
As a cartoonist, Kayan Cheung-Miaw aims to humanize those who have been dehumanized by sharing the stories of marginalized communities. As an organizer, Kayan work on the Yank Sing restaurant workers’ campaign resulted in a historic $4 million settlement for 280 workers. As an educator, Kayan uses art to teach critical thinking, empathy, and social justice. kayancheung.tumblr.com
Bo is an interdisciplinary artist whose cultural intervention encompasses visual arts, comics, performance, filmmaking, creative writing, scholarly knowledge production, and culinary business. His work across these terrains of production addresses the complex connections among different experiences of marginalization, challenges capitalistic relational practices, and imagines alternative possibilities of desire and resistance. Learn more about Bo’s work at www.thirteenzero.com.
Originally an oil painter, Claire is working on her first graphic novel / memoir about her participation in the recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and her grandmother’s escape from communist China to Hong Kong in the 1950s. Claire was born in France, grew up in Hong Kong, and immigrated to the US in 2014. She’s currently an artist, educator and political organizer based in San Francisco. clairelau.net
EXHIBITING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Ajuan Mance | Alisa Damaso | Bo | Breena Nuñez Peralta| Chinese Progressive Association | Claire Lau | Jewels Smith | Micah Bazant | Robert Liu-Trujillo | Street Cred – Advertising for the People / Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power | Thi Bui
Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom is curated by Ashara Ekundayo & Kayan Cheung-MiawBack to all Events