Monthly Archives: July 2012

ANONYMOUS – Mixed marriage folktale, Late 19th Century

There is a saying in Japan that goes, “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down” (Deru kui wa utareru). In a culture that has historically emphasized the group over the individual and conformity over difference, it speaks to the

ANONYMOUS – Mixed marriage folktale, Late 19th Century

There is a saying in Japan that goes, “the nail that sticks up gets hammered down” (Deru kui wa utareru). In a culture that has historically emphasized the group over the individual and conformity over difference, it speaks to the

MONICA SHANTA BROWN – The Third Day, 2011

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.” (Genesis 1:11, King James Version) “Whence

MONICA SHANTA BROWN – The Third Day, 2011

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.” (Genesis 1:11, King James Version) “Whence

MEQUITTA AHUJA – Generator, 2010

Draped in pink, an ethereal being materializes over a layered, mosaic-like surface. The skin tone of her face and arms is varied, lower leg and hair just beginning to take form. The strong curve of a hip and thigh suggests

MEQUITTA AHUJA – Generator, 2010

Draped in pink, an ethereal being materializes over a layered, mosaic-like surface. The skin tone of her face and arms is varied, lower leg and hair just beginning to take form. The strong curve of a hip and thigh suggests

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS – Mamacitas Carry Real Heaters, 2012

“ Christina “Tina” Little Bear, a mestizo interpreter and skilled fighter for Chief Calm Arrow. Agrees to follow Rainer after her chief has been killed but is plotting revenge, culminating at her betrayal of Rainer at The Battle of Tallow

FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS – Mamacitas Carry Real Heaters, 2012

“ Christina “Tina” Little Bear, a mestizo interpreter and skilled fighter for Chief Calm Arrow. Agrees to follow Rainer after her chief has been killed but is plotting revenge, culminating at her betrayal of Rainer at The Battle of Tallow

ANONYMOUS – Casta Painting, 18th Century

Let’s do some racial math: Spanish + Black = Mulatto     (a recognizable term, though no longer politically correct) Mulatto + Spanish = Morisca     (we’re getting into unfamiliar territory) ‘Tente en el aire’ + Mulatta = ‘No te entiendo’     (now you’ve

ANONYMOUS – Casta Painting, 18th Century

Let’s do some racial math: Spanish + Black = Mulatto     (a recognizable term, though no longer politically correct) Mulatto + Spanish = Morisca     (we’re getting into unfamiliar territory) ‘Tente en el aire’ + Mulatta = ‘No te entiendo’     (now you’ve

ORLANDO BARRIA – Faceless Dolls (Ana Rubí and Miriam, Victims of the Devil`s Acid), 2011

Juxtaposing Dominican faceless dolls with portraits of the victims of acid attacks, Orlando Barria issues a strong condemnation of violence against women. The physical and emotional devastation wrought by these attacks inspired the Chilean born photojournalist to complete a series

ORLANDO BARRIA – Faceless Dolls (Ana Rubí and Miriam, Victims of the Devil`s Acid), 2011

Juxtaposing Dominican faceless dolls with portraits of the victims of acid attacks, Orlando Barria issues a strong condemnation of violence against women. The physical and emotional devastation wrought by these attacks inspired the Chilean born photojournalist to complete a series

LAURA KINA – Hapa Soap Opera #7 (Sarah Macaraeg, Eric Byler, Camilla Fojas), 2004

I would tune in just to find out what happened to her eye. This image is drawn from Kina’s Hapa Soap Opera Series which imagines a world where racial ambiguity is the norm. In a playful twist, the often idealized

LAURA KINA – Hapa Soap Opera #7 (Sarah Macaraeg, Eric Byler, Camilla Fojas), 2004

I would tune in just to find out what happened to her eye. This image is drawn from Kina’s Hapa Soap Opera Series which imagines a world where racial ambiguity is the norm. In a playful twist, the often idealized