Showing 白养你 at the Kirkland Arts Center’s juried exhibition, Fracture. I’ll be at the opening reception on June 28th to discuss my work.
"白养你" / "It wasn't worth raising you" 2019
In this piece, Monica Tie explores intergenerational trauma and perspective differences between immigrant parents and their first generation American children. She aims to broaden the understanding of minorities in America and to accelerate the healing of intergenerational trauma by recognizing the cultural differences and the ensuing identity battles that play within minorities. By placing a Chinese phrase in a Western styled mirror, the piece forces the viewer to examine the words within the context of Western culture with the Chinese words mirrored back onto their selves, similar to how an Asian American exists in the US with Chinese imprinted upon them while existing in an American world.