The Japanese American Experience
is an art exhibition concerned with the Sansei (third generation) Japanese American artists’ reflections on experiences surrounding parents’ and grandparents’ incarceration in the WWII American incarceration camps as a result of Executive Order 9066, which affected people of Japanese descent throughout the American countries in which the diaspora spread. “Breaking Silence” broadly addresses two questions: How has this traumatic experience been passed on through three generations? How does it resonate with the artists’ senses of identity, justice and/or understanding of the current political climate?
January 21 – February 26, 2021
LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton,CA
Artists: Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Reiko Fujii, Lucien Kubo, Wendy Maruyama,
Tom Nakashima, Judy Shintani, Jerry Takigawa, Masako Takahashi