Expand and Conflate
General Electric's 5th Annual Asian-Pacific American Art Exhibition
It is with great pleasure that we present "EXPAND AND CONFLATE," in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage month. With a particular focus on the cultures of the eastern Asian continent, the artists selected for “EXPAND AND CONFLATE” explore visual culture, tradition, and globalization through color and form to arrive at conclusions about their own changing environments. Against a backdrop of classical Asian art history—from scrolls of calligraphy, to Buddhist and Taoist narrative paintings, to the numerous iterations of China’s misty sacred mountains—these artists borrow from traditional aesthetics to create new work in a way that in itself is a metaphor for the global information exchange at play in our world today.