‘Construction of Modern Girlhood’ by Katherine Aoki

Nov 05, 2006

The newest installation at the Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University’s Art Gallery, are works by artist Katherine Aoki. The show runs from November 9th -December 9th , 2006.

The exhibition focuses on the “Construction of Modern Girlhood,” and examines the role young girls have taken on in the contemporary world. Aoki uses a combination of diverse mediums and humor to addresses the salable “girl power” myth and the media’s pressure on girls. Through narrative prints, works on paper, and sculpture Aoki creates an alternative universe run by anime-style female construction workers who build monuments to girlhood. Katherine Aoki is currently assistant professor at Santa Clara University and has exhibited in San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York City, and Tokyo.

More information about the artist is available at http://www.kaoki.com/.

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 9th , from 5-7pm, at the Reese Bullen Gallery in the HSU Art Building A. All are invited to attend. The Reese Bullen Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5; Thursday 12-7; Friday 12-5; Saturday10-2. For more information, please contact our gallery staff at 707/826-5818 or rbg@humboldt.edu.