Video Installation by Yoko Nogami & Britzel Vasquez
William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, next to the USF Art Department in Tampa, Florida
November 14-18, 2005
Gallery Hours: 11-3 Monday through Friday
Friday, November 18, 2005, 7-9 PM
About the show:
Islands is a video installation by Yoko Nogami and Britzel Vasquez which explores the issues on identity, cultural displacement, gender stereo type. The title Islands cleverly ties the origins of both artists, Japan and Puerto Rico, effectively proposing the audience with a thought, deriving from issues both artists experienced through their residency in the mainland United States, from a perspective of an outsider.
About the Artists:
Nogami is an interdisciplinary artist engaging in works, which address cultural displacement, gender identity and parenthood. Her current works include video installation, performance and painting. She is a 2006 MFA candidate from University of South Florida, and resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Vasquez is a interdisciplinary artist who addresses cultural displacement and gender identity, in her work. Her current works include video,installation, performance and digital photography. She had received her M.F.A. from the University of South Florida in 2004, and resides in Tampa, FL.