Tuesday, June 7, 2016

"Uchinanchu" at California Lutheran University June 10-Oct 1,2016

Uchinanchu: The Art of Laura Kina
On view June 10–October 1, 2016
Laura Kina Lecture: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 | 6 p.m. Overton Hall
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 | 6 p.m.

Link to campus map that shows where the lecture takes place (14a) and the gallery (14b):

 is the term used by Okinawan immigrants and their descendants in Hawai’i to identify themselves as a distinct ethnic group. In this exhibit of moving autobiographical pieces, artist Laura Kina examines the Uchinanchu experience. Her patchwork and textile-based paintings feature deconstructed articles of clothing, fleeting moments and memories, specific events and time-honored cultural symbols.

Kina explains, “My artwork focuses on themes of distance, belonging and cultural reclamation…. Taken together, the works are about islands of diaspora and explore themes of transnational family ties and heritage tourism, mixed-ness, ethnic pride and solidarity, military and colonial histories, and current geopolitical military/environment issues in Okinawa and Hawai’i.”

Mailing Address
60 West Olsen Road #3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Physical Address
120 Memorial Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Email: gallery@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3316
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Soiland Humanities Center (View on Campus Map)
Driving Directions: View on Google Maps

Speaking on a panel June 14 - "Coming to Terms with Orientalism: forbidden terrain for artists?"

As part of artist Phyllis Bramson's show "Under the Pleasure Dome: A Survey, " I will be speaking on a panel:   

"Coming to Terms with Orientalism: forbidden terrain for artists?"

Panelists: Phyllis Bramson,  moderator 
Lisa Yun Lee, Director School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois Chicago
Laura Kina artist and Professor of Art, Media, and Design, DePaul University
Lynne Warren, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  
Doug Stapleton, artist and Associate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

June 14, TUESDAY  6 PM - 7:30 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
Cassidy Lecture Hall
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL

"Under the Pleasure Dome: A Survey" is on view June 4-Aug. 27, 2016