Northwestern University Presents: Laura Kina Artist – Lecture Aloha Dreams: Hapa Heritage Tourism and the Quest for Racial Paradise Wednesday, March 5 4:00-6:00pm.
Laura Kina is a painter and an Assistant Professor of Art, Media and Design and the Program director of Asian American Studies at DePaul University. Her artwork is focused on the fluidity of cultural difference, in the slipperiness of identity and what we think of as “race” and how that intersects with ethnicity, religion, class, and gender. Her work is represented by Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, FL and is currently on view at the Spertus Museum in Chicago as part of The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation.
Her Aloha Dreams series uses Hawai’i as a tropical muse to explore pattern, color, figuration and abstraction, hapa heritage tourism, the quest for a racial paradise and legacies of orientalism in painting.
Sponsored by a course enhancement grant from the Dean's Office of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Program in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/events