ARTIST RECEPTION “Sarah Luna: East Pop West” in West Gallery at Silver Street Studios

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ARTIST RECEPTION “Sarah Luna: East Pop West” in West Gallery at Silver Street Studios

May 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

MAY 1–25, 2024: Sarah Luna’s solo exhibition “East Pop West” navigates several worlds of cultural identity with Chinese, Thai, and traditional American influences. In this new body of work, she uses symbols from each culture to further reemphasize belonging to them. Graphic design, different type-faces, and food items, such as takeout Chinese and popsicles, are examples of the cultural elements that she samples and blends together. Building on her acclaimed works that explore themes of joy, defiance and identity, Luna’s show intertwines poignant commentary, nostalgia, style, and pop influences to share the nuances of maintaining several identities. Having spent much of her life relating to her cultural communities in one-dimensional settings, Luna uses this new body of work to communicate the rich complexities of blending her worlds instead of measuring her levels of Asian-ness. It is her celebration of the sass, resilience and beauty found in the process of belonging and relating to culture, family and one’s self.

A contemporary mixed media and pop artist, Sarah Luna creates in her home, and at her studio at Silver Street Studios in Houston, Texas. Her work ranges from abstract compositions, to vibrant popsicles and fortune cookie sculptures. She spent the first part of her career in education as a high school counselor and is now a full-time artist. She resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Lulu. Most recently, her work was included in Lawndale Art Center’s 2023 Big Show.

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Date:
May 11
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/sarah-luna-east-pop-west

Venue

Silver Street Studios – West Gallery
2000 Edwards St.
Houston, TX 77007 United States
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(713) 444-4509
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