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The Resource Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura, William W Lew ; with contributions by Roger Daniels [and others]

Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura, William W Lew ; with contributions by Roger Daniels [and others]

Label
Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura
Title
Minidoka revisited
Title remainder
the paintings of Roger Shimomura
Statement of responsibility
William W Lew ; with contributions by Roger Daniels [and others]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sansei painter, printmaker, performance artist, teacher and collector Roger Shimomura is best known for works that fuse pop art, the appropriated traditions of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, comic book characters and other pop culture symbols to deliver barbed messages about stereotyping and racism in America. Incarcerated along with his family in the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, when he was two, and in the Minidoka concentration camp in south central Idaho from the ages of three to five, the camp experience informs much of his work. Shimomura began exploring the theme of the World War II concentration camps with his series Minidoka (1978-79), paintings focused on the colorful, flat style of ukiyo-e and pop art. Containing only subtle references to the concentration camp experience, Shimomura asserted that first and foremost an artist must be able to sell his work. He developed a style at once accessible and appealing, gradually adding cartoon icons and comic book characters to create works that were visually arresting and narratively ambiguous cultural mash-ups. Shimomura's adoption of ukiyo-e and pop art styles has drawn comparisons to his contemporary, artist Masami Teraoka. Appealing to a generation weaned on Mickey Mouse, Superman, Dick Tracy, and Bruce Lee movies, he inserted subtle and later more open challenges to the racist undertones that he encountered in America
Cataloging source
VYF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shimomura, Roger
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lew, William W.
  • Daniels, Roger
  • Rudolph E. Lee Gallery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shimomura, Roger
  • Minidoka Relocation Center
  • Shimomura, Roger
  • Minidoka Relocation Center
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in art
  • Racism in art
  • Art
  • Japanese Americans
  • Racism in art
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in art
Label
Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura, William W Lew ; with contributions by Roger Daniels [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of exhibition at Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Sept. 12, 2005-Oct. 21, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura / William W. Lew -- Ethnic cleansing in America? The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1942-46 / Roger Daniels -- Some comments by a law professor / Eric L. Muller -- "That's for your ayatollah, you Chinaman!" Art, ethics, and social injustice / Daniel Wueste -- Midwife at Minidoka : Toku Shimomura and World War II / Susan L. Smith -- An interview with Roger Shimomura, 15 June 2005 / Krystal Reiko Hauseur
Control code
ocm64224703
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780295985831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64224703
Label
Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura, William W Lew ; with contributions by Roger Daniels [and others]
Publication
Note
Catalog of exhibition at Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Sept. 12, 2005-Oct. 21, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Minidoka revisited : the paintings of Roger Shimomura / William W. Lew -- Ethnic cleansing in America? The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans, 1942-46 / Roger Daniels -- Some comments by a law professor / Eric L. Muller -- "That's for your ayatollah, you Chinaman!" Art, ethics, and social injustice / Daniel Wueste -- Midwife at Minidoka : Toku Shimomura and World War II / Susan L. Smith -- An interview with Roger Shimomura, 15 June 2005 / Krystal Reiko Hauseur
Control code
ocm64224703
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780295985831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)64224703

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