Join New York University's Asian/Pacific/American Institute as we celebrate Roger Shimomura‘s 2012-13 residency with a closing reception and catalog launch for Prints of Pop (& War), A/P/A’s inaugural gallery exhibition. This event takes place Thursday May 9 at 7:00pm at 8 Washington Mews.
Contributors to the catalog and special guests Tomie Arai, Luis Francia, and Jennifer Hayashida will share their personal reflections on the power and relevancy of Roger’s work.This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are accepted via phone at 212.992.9653.
Acclaimed for his poignant, bright-colored prints and paintings, award-winning artist Roger Shimomura’s work challenges constructions of the racialized “other” and calls attention to the power of material and pop culture to normalize whiteness. He was born in Seattle, Washington and spent two years of his early childhood in Minidoka (Idaho), one of ten concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. He holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Art Emeritus from the University of Kansas where he taught for 35 years. His work is in the permanent collections of over 85 museums nationwide.