Our American Eyes: Prints by Roger Shimomura
This year is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. As a child, artist Roger Shimomura was one of them. His colorful images, which reference Pop art and Japanese woodblock prints, often skewer stereotypes of Asian Americans. In conjunction with “Our American Eyes,” an exhibition of his work in the Broadway Gallery, several events commemorate this dark episode of American history including a poetry reading with jazz piano featuring Lawson Fusao Inada and Darrell Grant on October 16, and a talk by artist Valerie Otani, who created the haunting commemorative sculpture at the Expo Center, with a screening of Frank Abe’s documentary “Conscience and the Constitution,” featuring Lawson Fusao Inada and George Takei, December 7.
On view September 27, 2017 through December 8, 2018 in the Broadway Gallery at Portland State University, Lincoln Hall Ground Floor (Broadway Avenue Entrance).
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
All events are FREE and open to the public
Phone: (503) 724-3515
Event url: https://www.pdx.edu/art-design/event/our-american-eyes-prints-roger-shimomura
Portland, OR 97201