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get excited: mail order brides

My good friend Jenifer K Wofford and her collaborators Eliza and Reanne are up to their high art hijinks again.

Mail Order Brides (M.O.B.)
 Still from Fiebre Amarilla V, 2011
 Courtesy the artists // San Jose Museum of Art, sjmusart.org

Mail Order Brides (M.O.B.)

Still from Fiebre Amarilla V, 2011

Courtesy the artists // San Jose Museum of Art, sjmusart.org

February 21–September 15, 2013
New Stories from the Edge of Asia: This/That
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

These artists take on identity issues (and Asian identity in particular) by creating narratives that often are born from loosely autobiographical, conflicting situations. In video, film, multimedia works, photographs, and performance art, they conjure temporary identities that reflect the constant struggle, negotiation, and precarious balance between different worlds. The exhibition includes works by Erica Cho, Mike Lai, Candice Lin, the artists’ collective Mail Order Brides (M.O.B.) (Eliza Barrios, Reanne Estrada, and Jenifer Wofford), and T. Kim-Trang. “New Stories from the Edge of Asia” is an ongoing exhibition series that presents work by artists from Pacific Rim countries and cultures who explore new narrative territory using animation, digital techniques, video, and film.

Have a look at M.O.B’s Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride services to get a sneak peek at what you might see.

If you’re in SF and Oakland and planning on making the trek down to the South Bay, I’d like to offer this gentle reminder: Happiness Is… is on through April 14 at Montalvo Arts Center Project Space Gallery in Saratoga.

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