Daily Notes on Literature, Pop Culture & Media, and Academia

Laura Kina’s New Art Show “Sugar”

Posted by litdaily on September 10, 2010

Artist Laura Kina’s “Sugar” paintings recall obake ghost stories and feature Japanese and Okinawan picture brides turned machete-carrying sugar cane plantation field laborers on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kina’s new solo exhibit begins today in Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery with an opening reception and runs through October 28…more>>

Kina’s images draw our attention to women’s labor in sugar plantations by emphasizing their hands and bodies. The women’s faces, however, remain obscured. Women’s labor is usually not noticed or seen, quite like the faintly perceptible faces of these women in Kina’s paintings…more>>

Laura Kina's Kasuri


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