Shadowshop Commission: Imin Yeh

Related Exhibition The More Things Change

February 01, 2011 to February 23, 2011
Workshops: February 1, 5, 8, 15, 19, 21, 22, and 24, 2011
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Festival Sale: February 24, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Fifth-floor overlook gallery

At Shadowshop, kick off an alternative Chinese New Year celebration with artist Imin Yeh, whose February project involves museum visitors producing seemingly "auspicious" cultural objects. Yeh's "NianHua Workshop" will take place on designated days in February, culminating in a festival sale on February 24. NianHua banners, made by traditional wood-block technique, depict beneficent deities and are produced specifically for the New Year. During the drop-in workshops, visitors will be invited to join an assembly line of production, helping to make affordable, hand-colored wood-block prints of newly created urban gods.

Yeh works in the medium of woodcuts, screen prints, and downloadable craft projects to create large-scale installations and interactive artworks that address issues of cultural perception, labor, and mass production. This latest project is in conjunction with her Mission Grafica Residency at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco.

Photo: courtesy of Imin Yeh