By Viviane Szeto
The Chinese Progressive Association hosted an opening ceremony for its newest exhibition “Metamorphosis” by Szu-Chieh Yun, a local young Taiwanese-American artist on June 26 at Chinatown. The opening night brought young and old community members together. The exhibition features paintings about the lives of immigrants until the end of August at the Henry Wong/Yu King Yee Memorial Gallery at 28 Ash Street.
The “Metamorphosis” gallery is reflective on Yun’s dual identity as a Taiwanese-American. Yun immigrated to the United States from Taiwan when she was 9. Unlike many Asian Americans pushed to pursue careers in medicine, engineering or business, Yun became an artist, as she has always been passionate about drawing since her childhood.
According to Yun, immigration is “a deconstruction and recreation of an identity.” In this gallery, Yun demonstrates the lives of immigrants through her works by creating a balance of contrasting objects.
The opening night not only attracted numerous community members but also brought people together by sharing own immigration stories.
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