This week I have the pleasure to be in the "Home Revealed" exhibition at the Wing Luke Asian Museum alongside eight other contemporary artists who work in the International District of Seattle's Chinatown. Alan Lau, Zuolie Deng, Amy Nikaitani, Dean Wong, Meng Huang and Kukuko Dewa work in sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting. One artist in particular, Meng Huang, had been a long-time resident of the International District where he would carefully harvest junk, thoroughly clean the items, and meticulously organize them in his tiny apartment. Huang would glue and fuse buckets, match books, and tupperware to construct elaborate sculptures that reached back into his cultural past. His work is nothing short of spectacular. In the exhibition space, a giant 12-foot dragon hangs from the ceiling along with a bug-eyed mask made of plastic bottles and caps.
Seven images from the "16 Square Blocks" project line a long, narrow gallery, and a large LCD screen plays the eight videos from the project with a nice cushy couch in front of it to sit on. Enjoy the exhibition for the next six months at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, and feel free to pass along any feedback if you'd like.
When: October 15-April 17, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Where: The Wing Luke Asian Museum, 719 South King Street, Seattle, WA