Professor Nakamoto Curates “Plain Silk, Uncarved Wood”
Professor Brent Nakamoto curated “Plain Silk, Uncarved Wood,” an exhibition of Asian American artists living in Pittsburgh, on view at the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space September 10 through November 5.
The exhibition features several Professor Imin Yeh and School of Art alumni Sarah Kim, Julie Lee and Paul Peng, among other artists.
“Plain Silk, Uncarved Wood” seeks to claim space for Asian American artists in what is still predominantly a white cultural space, and in doing so draw attention to the innovative work that these artists are making. It is not an attempt to define “Asian American” art, but rather, to re-define what it means to be an artist in Pittsburgh, and to examine the many ways that Asian American artists are contributing to art in the Pittsburgh area.