February 13: Exhibition Opening

Come help inaugurate the new gallery space at NYU's Asian / Pacific / American Institute as A/P/A celebrates the opening of "Prints of Pop (& War)," a mini-retrospective featuring screen prints and lithographs by the prolific Roger Shimomura, the institute's 2012-2013 artist-in-residence. Objects from the artist’s personal collection will be featured alongside the works related to them.

Enter the Rice Cooker, 1994.
Published by Greenpeace.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Reception 6:00 - 9:00 pm; gallery talk 7:00 - 8:00 pm
NYU Asian / Pacific / American Institute
8 Washington Mews

Please RSVP online or by phone (212.992.9653) by Monday, February 11.

"Prints of Pop (& War)" is on view from February 13 to May 10, M-F, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. A/P/A will host a closing reception on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, the award-winning Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other,” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. Born in Seattle, he spent his early childhood in a concentration camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.