Rebels Of The Floating World: Louie Gong + Jonathan Wakuda Fischer #Artxrebels

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Rebels of the Floating World explores the complex connection between past and present through culture jamming narratives featuring a surreal cast of characters from pop culture, world history, and cultural tradition. Highlighting the Native and Asian influences on Northwest art, Rebels expresses visions ranging from animism to spirit worlds to alternate dimensions in order to better understand our own.

Artist Reception: First Thursday, Oct 1, 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, Oct 3, 3-5pm
(both events FREE and open to the public)
Stay tuned on this event page for a full list of #artxrebels events!

Louie Gong (Nooksack), a self-taught artist who gained national recognition for drawing cultural art on shoes, steps outside his comfort zone to participate in his first fine art exhibition. His trend-setting aesthetic weaves together artistic influences from his mixed heritage with ideas from his urban environment to make statements about identity that reverberate across cultural, geographic and socioeconomic borders.

Jonathan Wakuda Fischer combines elements from pop culture, Japanese folklore and the aesthetic of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in graffiti inspired paintings with layers of homage to explore cultural dualities. Fischer is known throughout the community for his distinctive murals, including the current KEXP mural. He currently works as the resident muralist for Seattle firm SkB Architects, a unique partnership between worlds of art and architecture.
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