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Exhibition catalogue essay and artwork - "Half Yella: Embracing Ethno-racial Ambiguity"
Embracing Ambiguities: Faces of the Future (2010)
  • Laura Kina, DePaul University

"Half Yella: Embracing Ethno-racial Ambiguity" essay and artwork featured in Embracing Ambiguities: Faces of the Future (exhibition catalogue). Cal State Fullerton University, Fullerton Main Art Gallery, 2010.

“Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future,” features artwork by 10 multicultural artists living and working in the United States who are searching for new ways to define identity. Through painting, sculpture, video and mixed media, these artists attempt to answer the question, “What are you?”

The artists are:

Nzuji De Magalhaes, who combines African and American art forms to depict issues of stereotype, myth, ethnicity and politics.

Kip Fulbeck, artist, photographer, filmmaker and slam poet, whose works have been exhibited in more than 20 countries, as well as featured on CNN, MTV and PBS.

Nathan Gibbs, whose internationally recognized mixed media and Web productions explore race and culture issues in the U.S.

Loren Holland, whose symbolically rich oil paintings of Latino and African-American women challenge perceptions of class, race and minority groups.

Bryce Hudson, who creates wall sculptures using bold color and shape to represent domination, conflict, separation and harmony among races and cultures.

Chicana artist Delilah Montoya, who articulates the experience of minority woman in her photographs and prints.

Toni Scott, who draws upon her African, Native American and European heritage and world travels to produce sculpture, paintings and mixed media installations that represent the beauty and dignity of African American people.

Also featured are:

charcoal portraits from “The Loving Series” by artist, curator and scholar Laura Kina. Her work explores the results of the 1967 Supreme Court case that overturned the nation’s last anti-miscegenation law.

Artist team Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry’s large-scale public projects, performance/sculptures, paintings, photography, video and self-portraiture, explore issues of race and social justice.

The exhibit, curated by Jillian Nakornthap and Lynn Stromick, ran from January 30-March 5, 2010 at Cal State Fullerton's Main Art Gallery. The catalog is available through the gallery.

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Laura Kina. "Exhibition catalogue essay and artwork - "Half Yella: Embracing Ethno-racial Ambiguity"" Embracing Ambiguities: Faces of the Future (2010)
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