Hope and Healing – 2006 2017-11-10T20:20:06+00:00

hhlogoHOPE AND HEALING IN TIMES OF WAR
SomArts Gallery
June 2006

“I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one.”

Elie Wiesel accepting his Nobel Peace Prize

Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) co-host a major exhibition that asks: how do artists, as individuals and as members of communities, spread hope among the population during times of increasing violence, political conflict and war?  We believe that artists are capable of bringing about positive social change by creating work that addresses inequities, leads to the healing of injustice and inspires hope and a belief in a better future.

Qcc & APICC have collaborated with over 20 arts organizations to curate this exhibition.

Co-Curator’s Statement

While many Americans feel powerless and cynical about our nation’s direction and choices, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) and Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) believed it was time for artists to express their views. Hope and Healing in Times of War addresses the urgent question: How do artists, as individuals and as members of diverse communities, inspire hope among the population during times of increasing violence, conflict and war? This collaborative visual art exhibition brings together 40 of the Bay Area’s outstanding artists who believe that artists are capable of bringing about positive social change by creating work that leads to healing and inspires hope.

We hope these events will connect audiences with the deep feelings expressed by this diverse company of artists about wars they are engaged in – poverty, racism, citizenship status, ageism, disease, disasters, the environment, politics, colonization and gender issues – and build bridges across the divides that inspire us to actively participate in creating a more equitable and peaceful society.

Pamela S, Peniston
Executive Director, Qcc

Pamela Wu Kochiyama
Executive Director, APICC

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Jose Maro Alvarado
Study For an Unlikely Exit:
La Gloria(Heaven)
1989
Lithograph
Curator: QueLaco

Kim Anno
San Francisco: American Violence
Morningstar, Juanita & Derrie
2004
Photograph, Interview
Curators: Tirza True Latimer

Andrea Antonaccio
My Daily Health Chart
Mixed Media on Panel
Curator: VisualAID

Tomie Arai
Four White Officers Acquitted of Beating a Black Man: Violence Erupts
1992
Wood & Mixed Media
Curator: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Anders Barth
John Walker Lindh Being Taken Away
2003
Encaustic
Curator: VisualAID

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Veruska Bellistri, Stephanie Muller, Christine Kewitz
Rag Dolls: Beauty & Blackness

2005
Wool, Silk & Cotton Cloth, Plastic Materials
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

 

 

Bernice Bing
Lotus
1990
Mixed media on Rag Paper
Courtesy of the Bernice Bing Estate
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Bill Bowers
Hurricane  Katrina

2006
Wall Hanging Assembling
Curator: Camaraderie Art Salon

Nancy Brooks Brody
Torn and Sewn

2006
Thread & Paper
Curator: Sini Anderson

CeCe Carpio
Untitled
2006
Acrylic on Canvas
Curator: East Side Arts Alliance

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May Chan
HOME-LAND
1994-1996
Hair, Red Thread,
Hand Woven with Thread
Shoe size 7.5
Curator: Diem Jones

Lenore Chinn
Before  the  Wedding

2000
Acrylic on Canvas
Curator: SomArts Cultural Center

Torreya Cummings, Terry Berlier
Shelter in PlaceSuit or  The PlaceSuit
2006
Chromira Print
Curator: Tirza True Latimer

Urban  Miracles  2
2005
Mixed Media on paper
Curator: SomArts Cultural Center

 

Emory Douglas
Reparations
2005
#1 – Acrylic on Wood
#2 – Acrylic on Canvas
Curators: Greg Morozumi; Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

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Rodney Ewing
Days and  Occasions
2006
Graphite & Oil Stick on Paper
Courtesy of Frey Norris Gallery
Curator: SomArts Cultural Center

Nancy Hom
Caged Freedom

2005
Pastel & Guache on Silkscreened Paper
Curator: Asian Pacific Cultural Center

Joe De Hoyos
Viral Load  Series
2002
Collage
Curator: VisualAID

Stephanie Anne Johnson
For The Children, For the Women, For The Elders 2005
African mask (Dan people), beads, fiber, salvaged wood, incandescent and cathodes lighting
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Betty Nobue Kano
Make  Trade with Cuba
1993
Serigraph
Curator: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

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Rudy Lemcke
The  Origin of  Light
2001
Photo & Text (Video Stills & Script)
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Yul-san Liem
Our Puzzle
Installation
2006
Mixed Media
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Githinji Wa Mbire
Maobolezo Ya Mawazo Na Nysy
2006
Mixed Media
Curators: Greg
Morozumi; East Side Arts Alliance

Jessica Miller
Wooden Folklore
2006
Digital Print
Curator: Intersection For The Arts

Rumi Missabu
Masked Revelers
1993
Black & White Photography
Curator: Camaraderie Art Salon

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Six N. Morsch
Spider Wed – Joshua
c-print
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Ramekon O’Arwisters
Pockets of Resistance
2006
Chopsticks with White Toy Soldiers in a Kate Spade Rice Bowl
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Frank Pietronigro
2006
Documents
Salt/Installation
Curator: Queer Cultural Center

Santo Nino de Nadie
2005
Acrylic on Canvas, Gold Leaf,
U.S. Dollar Bills, Used Fuzeon Vials
Curator: QueLaco

Favianna Rodriguez
We are not the Enemy  2001
Offset poster
Curators: Galeria de la Raza & Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

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Michael Ross
Taking Up Arms to Hold a Candle
1997
Acrylic on Paper
Curator: Afro Solo

Heather Rowley
Michael & James Studying in H-unit
2005
c-print
Curator: Tirza True Latimer

Jen Smith
Holding the Selma Line
Graphite On Paper
Curator: Tirza True Latimer

Annie Sprinkle
Elizabeth Stephens
Breast Cancer Ballet
#1 and #2
2006
Radiation Treatment Plan Xeroxes and Photo Collage
Curators: VisualAID & Femina Potens

Sandra Ortiz Taylor
Gracias a la Vida
2005
Mixed Media Construction
Curators: SomArts Cultural Center

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Gustavo Villareal
Campo Santo/New Orleans
2006
Photography
Curator: Camaraderie Art Salon

Zulu Williams
Trans Blues (McCoy)
1991
Silkscreen
Curators: Greg Morozumi; East Side Arts Alliance

Jim Winters
Hope and Healing
2006
Silkscreen
Curator: VisualAID

Flo Oy Wong
1942: Luggage From Home To Camp
2006
Curator: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Ji Young Yoo
Video Installation
2006
Curator: Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center