Chang’s work expresses the dichotomy of his Chinese and American experience by juxtaposing traditional and unconventional symbols and images through the application of mixed media. Deconstructed Chinese calligraphy layered over segments of world history and references to modern pop-culture depict his personal translation. The exhibition will also include his quarantine portrait project—sculpted silhouettes constructed from cardboard packing material.
The goals for the project will be to celebrate Asian American culture and to combat anti-Asian racism. The outcomes will be to increase our audience’s understanding of Asian American culture and to become more aware of racial biases that contribute to Asian hate crimes.