Becoming (In) Visible has been made possible through donations and grants
from the following individuals and organizations:
Mark Orrisch and Jana Clark
Monterey Bay Zen Center
Arts Council for Monterey County
Community Foundation for Monterey County
The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts gratefully acknowledge their support and contributions.
The paintings and photographs in Becoming (in)Visible: Countering Asian Hate explore deeply troubling themes through an array of mediums and settings—with the shrouded notion of Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners a common denominator. The characterization of Asians in terms of otherness has often been stamped by exclusion, or, as Ralph Ellison writes, to only see ‘themselves or figments of their imagination.”
The artists here show us many worlds—the newly unseen, unknown, unacknowledged and invisible class. The images are at once introspective and direct, reflecting both the individual and systemic aspects of racism—the intimate aspects of bias rendered by the artists. Becoming (in)Visible depicts the human face of racism and the impulse towards hope.
Executive Director, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts