Janice Yang: Fruition
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR - May 2 - 27
Janice Yang makes narrative paintings of people caught between two cultures, who are trying to find a sense of belonging. She writes, “Often the subjects in my paintings are children of immigrant families that encounter the cultural tensions of their previous culture and the American culture.” According to Yang, the peaches here represent both the past and the future, Korean heritage and American dream. Fish, brands, ethnic cosplay, toys, basketball – all are rendered in lifelike figurative oils demonstrating masterful use of color. Also check out Rita Alves’ exhibition July and Everything After.