Recap: ‘For Which It Stands’ at The Lodge Gallery
What do the current generation of artist immigrants in America have to say about their experiences and their impressions? This is the theme explored in the exhibit, “For Which It Stands,” which opened last month at The Lodge Gallery.
Curated by Keith Schweitzer and Jason Patrick Voegele, the exhibit explores the concept of “what is home and what is foreign, what is progress and what is tradition.”
The artists include: Orlando Arocena (Mexico/Cuba), Raul Ayala (Equador), Chong Gon Byun (Korea), Liset Castillo (Cuba), Alexis Duque (Colombia), Alessandro Expósito (Mexico), Kira Nam Greene (Korea,) Jung S. Kim (Korea), Fay Ku (Taiwan), Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (India), Cheonwook Park (Korea), Esperanza Mayobre (Venezuela), Levan Mindiashvili (Georgia), Sirikul Pattachote (Thailand), Shahpour M. Pouyan (Iran), Saya Woolfalk (USA), Siebren Versteeg (USA), Kent Henriksen (USA).
We were impressed by many of the thought provoking works, including Orlando Arocena’s “El Viento Azteca” (The Aztec Wind), Annu Palakunnathu Matthew’s “An Indian From India,” Esperanza Mayobre’s installation “Immigration Services II” and Siebren Versteeg’s “Flag” (a constantly changing video collage of images, generated from random internet searches, superimposed over an American flag).