Four of my text paintings, which have never been exhibited, were selected by the jury and Kearny Street Workshop
for inclusion into Thank you for Failing!
at the ||Asian Resource Center Gallery| (310 8th Street in Oakland, California's Chinatown) from
March 17May 9, 2014, and the Artists Reception: May 9, 2014.
Group show includes artists: Salma Arastu, Susan Calvillo, Jean Chen, Sapira Cheuk, Dierdre Cook, Christina Douk, Rick Febre, Arthur Huang, Jonathan Johnson, Ibn Kendall, Eryn Kimura, Mido Lee, Carey Lin, Riana Lum, Christie Yuri Noh, Carlo Ricafort, Michelle P. Tan, and Mel Vera Cruz.
Description of Thank You for Failing!
: The process of art-making can often be fraught with mishaps, miscues, and mistakes- not all of which end well. We label the outcomes of these ill-fated endeavors "failures," with the awareness that these bumps in the road are an integral part of the creative process. This exhibition is an homage to artists who arent afraid to take risks and display them publicly. We are interested in procuring work that has already been produced and that the artist deems to have been unsuccessful.
Why Kearny Street Workshop is amazing: Founded in 1972, during the height of the Asian American Movement, Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization in the country. Offering classes and workshops, salons and student presentations, as well as professionally curated and produced exhibitions, performances, readings and screenings, For the past 42 years, KSW has nurtured creative spirit, offered an important platform for new voices to be heard, and connected artists with community.