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daily #artistbirthday (june 26): #RogerShimomura

Another one for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: "Two Citizens" (2016), by Roger Shimomura. Shimomura (b. 1939, Seattle) was a toddler when his family was relocated to the Minidoka Internment Camp in Idaho following Executive Order 9066, which imprisoned Americans of Japanese ancestry, and remains one of the great stains on our national psyche. His work revisits those years, as well as caricatures about Asians and Asian maleness; this recent series draws clear lines between the treatment of Japanese Americans in the 40s and Muslim Americans in the 2010s. #rogershimomura #aapi ...

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friday night, gallery date night. #rogershimomura #gregkuceragallery 🎨💋 ...

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Roger Shimomura (b. 1939) #art #finearts #arthistory #painting #rogershimomura #americanart #americanartist #contemporaryart #superheroes #superman #selfportraiture #popart ...

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We're staying connected with a #MuseumBuddy. We're paired with museumgirlLDN, the #Exhibitions Manager for the #HMSBelfast and Churchhill War Rooms. The first international pairing of MuseumBuddy. She's created a response to our #RogerShimomura on Twitter. Link in bio. And follow us on Twitter for more! ...

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Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 pm: Tour of the exhibition "Roger Shimomura: By Looking Back, We Look Forward" with Chief Curator of Collections & Asian Art, Anne Rose Kitagawa.
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"The process of art making has been a process of learning about my own identity. In other words the complexity of being an ethnic American was a process of understanding how I related to the world, and how that relationship changed as I learned more about the world." Roger Shimomura, 2005 interview with Keiki Reiko Hauseur. #RogerShimomura #JSMAxRogerShimomura #PopArt #ContemporaryArt
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Join our KC museums for a day of celebration and learning! "Virtual Museum Day" is Friday May 29 from 10am-4pm on Youtube. The JCCC spot will be at 1pm, so tune in to hear from our Curator of Education. Usually the works of art for 5th grade and older are narrative or portrait based, and we look at the theme of Transitions as we explore diverse experiences and cultural heritage. How do people use art to tell stories? This Is Our Story KC! #ksarted #museumfromhome #collage #rogershimomura #kukulivelarde #portrait #acrylicpainting #arthistory
#virtualmuseumdaykc #ebonypatterson
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“Untitled,” Roger Shimomura, 1985. The Japanese-American artist creates symbolically-rich paintings and prints that layer recognizable pictorial information with his own personal observations with racial discrimination, stereotyping, and social oppression, resulting in works that are complicated, strange, and often unsettling. 🧚🏽‍♂️
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#japaneseamerican #rogershimomura #japaneseart #americanart #popculture #politicalart #pocart joslynartmuseum #joslynartmuseum #omahaart #seattleartist #marlowefineart #contemporaryart #design #artadvisory#artgram #collectionmanagement #artconsultant #fineart #artadvisoryservices #contemporarypainting #abstractart
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Roger Shimomura (b. 1939) #art #finearts #arthistory #painting #rogershimomura #americanart #americanartist #contemporaryart #superheroes #wonderwoman #popart ...

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"A lot of the issues that Shimomura forefronts in his art are all too relevant today. He uses a pop-art style in order to address civil liberties issues. This show is not chronological, but we wanted to start with something that would set the tone for pop-art, what it's like, so people would understand a little bit of why his artwork looks the way that it does." - Chief Curator Anne Rose Kitagawa.
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🟡 This Saturday, February 15, at 2 p.m. UO Professor of English Tara Fickle and Chief Curator Anne Rose Kitagawa will be in discussion about Roger Shimomura's art and life. 🟡
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Do you have some young super hero’s in your home? 🦸🏾‍♂️🦸🏻‍♀️ This acrylic painting by Roger Shimomura “American in Disguise” is one they should see. Roger Shimomura was born in Seattle in 1939. As a young boy, from the age of three until he was five was among those interned at Camp Minidoka, Idaho.
#HallieFordMuseumofArt #willametteuniversty #salemoregon #salemismopo #salemdowntown #insalemoregon #pnw #rogershimomura #minidoka
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True Good Leedy, John Balistreri, Roger Shimomura, and Tom Huck all in one photo. Now that’s a great group.

A part of our current exhibition, IN/SIGHT. Continues through October 20th.

#johnbalistreri #rogershimomura #tomhuck #evilprints #sherryleedycontemporaryart #openspaceskc
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With an ironic touch and acerbic wit, Roger Shimomura creates powerful works that interrogate American and Asian pop-cultural icons, notions of race, self-portraiture, and current political affairs, and interprets them through the prism of his family’s WWII internment experience.
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"Roger Shimomura: By Looking Back, We Look Forward" is #NowOnView at the JSMA.
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Admission to our galleries and exhibitions is free today 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
#RogerShimomura #PopArt #JapaneseAmericanArt #JSMA #AroundTheO #FreeMuseumDay #ContemporaryArt
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❗️SAVE THE DATE❗️ Introducing "Roger Shimomura: By Looking Back, We Look Forward" opening February 8.
Roger Shimomura uses a brightly colored Pop-Art style to depict a dizzying combination of traditional Japanese imagery and exaggerated American and Asian (and more recently Latin-American and Middle-Eastern) cultural stereotypes to criticize and lampoon. His subject matter includes imagery inspired by his family’s internment experience, works juxtaposing racial stereotypes, humorous self-portraits, parody’s of pop cultural icons, and poignant critiques of current political affairs. [Image: Roger Shimomura (Japanese-American, born 1939). "The Enemy" Lithograph, 2010.] #JSMAxRogerShimomura #RogerShimomura #JapaneseAmerican #PopArt #CulturalHistory #AmericanArt
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A very happy 81st birthday to artist Roger Shimomura!

Shimomura's work often combines American pop culture, Asian tropes and stereotypical racial imagery, provoking thought and debate on issues of identity and social perception. As the viewer decodes his paintings and prints, Shimomura's intentions are revealed in a subtly political way.

Take this work, his first lithograph, which combines images from traditional Japanese woodblock prints with Disney characters and comic-book heroes. Donald Duck, dressed in a kimono and standing in front of a Japanese fighter plane, feeds a pearl to a blonde bombshell. This references the Pearl Harbor bombing and has personal resonance for Shimomura, who was placed in an internment camp with his family when he was a few years old.

Roger Yutaka Shimomura, "Kabuki Play," 1985, Color lithograph on Rives BFK paper

#rogershimomura #popart #contemporaryart #comicbookart #comicbookillustration #disney #asianamericanartist #lithograph #woodblockprint #museumfromhome #uamafromhome
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"Great American Muse #50 by #RogerShimomura via gregkuceragallery #SeattleArtFair .
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ROGER SHIMOMURA (born 1939) is an American artist best known for his personal take on contemporary life, battling Asian-American stereotypes. A huge fan of Andy Warhol, Shimomura uses a mix of Pop Art, Comic Book illustration and traditional Japanese printing styles to create works that debate identity and racial perceptions. In “AMERICAN VERSUS CHINESE” (2009), Shimomura takes on Bruce Lee (literally, as this is a self-portrait) and the stereotype that, as an Asian-American, he must be proficient in martial arts. (By the way, both Shimomura and Lee were born in the US, although Lee was raised in Hong Kong). His paintings are visually dynamic and often have a wry sense of humor and exaggeration but the message is serious. #RogerShimomura #AmericanVersusChinese #MartialArts #USA #FunAndGames #Sports #BruceLee #Sansei #PrivateCollection #Art #WorldOfArt #LearnSomethingEveryDay ...

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