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Aya Rodriguez-Izumi: TC-1

June 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Wed-Sun, 11–6


Fellowship artist Aya Rodriguez-Izumi’s solo show, TC-1, is a colorful and almost mythical re-telling of the artists ancestral history on the island of Okinawa through work that has been heavily inspired by her family’s rich Okinawan and Puerto Rican/Cuban heritage.

Large mylar and woodblock creations are accompanied by video and audio works sourced from a 2017 visit to Okinawa, and informed by ceremonies carried out with the family. The multidimensional aspects of her show allows Rodriguez-Izumi to explore familial and personal histories in conjunction with an event that greatly changed not only her family, but the world as well: The Battle of Okinawa.