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Sawyer Yards presents Sarah Luna: "East Pop West" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Sarah Luna

Sawyer Yards will present artist Sarah Luna's solo exhibition, "East Pop West."

Luna's work navigates several worlds of cultural identity, with Chinese, Thai, and traditional American influences. In this new body of work, she uses symbols from each culture to further reemphasize belonging to them. Graphic design, different type-faces, and food items, such as takeout Chinese and popsicles, are some examples of the cultural elements that she samples and blends together.

Building on her acclaimed works that explore themes of joy, defiance and identity, Luna's show intertwines poignant commentary, nostalgia, style, and pop influences to share the nuances of maintaining several identities. Having spent much of her life relating to her cultural communities in one-dimensional settings, Luna uses this new body of work to communicate the rich complexities of blending her worlds instead of measuring her levels of Asian-ness. It is her celebration of the sass, resilience and beauty found in the process of belonging and relating to culture, family and one's self.

The exhibition will be on view in the West Gallery (Door 4) of Silver Street Studios through May 25.

Sawyer Yards will present artist Sarah Luna's solo exhibition, "East Pop West."

Luna's work navigates several worlds of cultural identity, with Chinese, Thai, and traditional American influences. In this new body of work, she uses symbols from each culture to further reemphasize belonging to them. Graphic design, different type-faces, and food items, such as takeout Chinese and popsicles, are some examples of the cultural elements that she samples and blends together.

Building on her acclaimed works that explore themes of joy, defiance and identity, Luna's show intertwines poignant commentary, nostalgia, style, and pop influences to share the nuances of maintaining several identities. Having spent much of her life relating to her cultural communities in one-dimensional settings, Luna uses this new body of work to communicate the rich complexities of blending her worlds instead of measuring her levels of Asian-ness. It is her celebration of the sass, resilience and beauty found in the process of belonging and relating to culture, family and one's self.

The exhibition will be on view in the West Gallery (Door 4) of Silver Street Studios through May 25.

WHEN

WHERE

Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007, USA
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/sarah-luna-east-pop-west

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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