Aakash Nihalani Can Do Things With Tape Most People Have Never Considered.


In a couple days, street artist Aakash Nihalani will be featuring his tape art in an enclosed space (The Carmichael Gallery).

Nihalani will be creating site-specific installations using brightly-colored tape, proving that simple geometric 2-dimensional shapes, when placed into 3-dimensional settings, can challenge viewers’ perceptions and spatial understandings.

Below are examples of his non-gallery work:

 

BUT.
As if that wasn’t ridiculous enough, the show will also feature works from Mark Jenkins. Yes, MARK JENKINS!

“Who the hell is Mark Jenkins?” you ask? Maybe some photos will enlighten you, because chances are, you’ve seen his works on the internet a million times but never knew the name that went with them. Now, you do.

And now you know why you need to go if you live in the Los Angeles area. You’d be a fool not to.

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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.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

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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