San Diego State University Gallery is hosting a virtual online exhibition of work by artists Phung Huynh, Adama Delphine Fawundu, and Claire A. Warden, on view on the KunstMatrix virtual exhibition platform. Upon Closer Inspection brings together artworks from three female artists working across different media who are exploring personal identities, narratives, and lived experiences related to heritage and migration. The exhibition looks into the complexities of how cultural identity, agency, and representation inform everyday life. Through drawing, painting, photography, textile, and performance, the selection of artwork in the exhibition visualizes family histories past and present. The exhibition brings focus to different paths of understanding personal and American identities. From experiences of being the first in their family to be born in the United States to those that encompass arriving as a refugee and immigrant, the artists’ stories intersect and diverge, using visual art to share their unique perspectives. Each artist responds to social interactions that have made a lasting impact on how they navigate the world around them.
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