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Art Galleries, California State University

Island Affinities: 

Contemporary Art Of Oceania

REGGIE MEREDITH, Self Portrait, 2006,

Mixed media on siapo (bark cloth), 48 x 48 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Oceania is a region of both great cultural diversity and similarity, fostered by the forces of migration, colonialism and globalization. Resonating with these tensions, "Island Affinities," co-curated by Jewel Castro and Peri Klemm, asks what it means to be a Pacific Islander today. The curators present works in diverse media by 13 artists living "on" and "off" islands, aiming t0 dispel Western stereotypes of…

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