Victoria Jang (MFA 14) in solo exhibition Flushings Flora
Patricia Sweetow Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland
February 11 – March 18, 2017
Victoria Jang’s ceramic sculptures embody the complex hybridization of American-Korean culture. First generation Korean American, Victoria Jang grew up in the eastern border of Bergen County, New Jersey, one of the major hubs of the Korean’s in North America. The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 led most Chinese, Taiwanese and Koreans to surround the Hudson River. Jang’s parents owned a small grocery store in Manhattan and frequented Flushing, a neighborhood in the NYC boroughs of Queens which became one of the epicenters of Korean communities. Her experience navigating a multi-cultural environment prompted her to embark on an exploration of the multiplicity of Americanness.