A digital archive of Asian/Asian American contemporary art history

Beauty Pageants

26.5x40 inches (h x w x d)
Type-C print

From "The Drive-In Theater" series.

"The screen series subverts standard icons of American culture with unexpected environments. By changing the context of this familiar imagery, the viewer becomes an observer and is intended to witness his/her culture as a stranger. While the images are often easily recognized, added layers of foreground and background are intended to give the viewer a new distance."
-- Osamu James Nakagawa


appropriation; irony
Beauty Pageants
Source: Slide