3D Visuals By Xia XiaoWan And Nobu Nakanishi.

Two artists, Xia XiaoWan and Nobu Nakanish, have both decided to use thin sheets of material arranged like dominoes to create visual depth. While both explore the use of visuals and space in similar manners, the resulting works are dramatically different, in terms of mood and overall vibe.

Xiao XiaoWan

Painting From The Inside Series
Xiao XiaoWan’s finished product feels heavy, in a powerful, laboratory science experiment kind of way. It’s reflected in his use of materials as well, opting to go for a heavy plastic.

Nobu Nakanishi

Time + Space
Unlike XiaoWan, Nakanishi’s finished product is light and airy, in material and subject matter.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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