Unity In Diversity
A community exhibition based on the global Unity In Diversity flag designed in San José by Javier Yep.
opening reception: Friday, January 25, 7–10pm
Join the opening night event on Facebook
exhibition: January 26 through February 17, 2019
Fridays 12-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm
South First Friday art walk and second-chance reception: Friday, February 1, 7–11pm
Art Pick-up and closing party: Sunday, February 17, 4–7pm
Opening the year with unifying positivity (we can and do hope), Works presents a community exhibition based on, and in response to, the flag of Unity In Diversity designed in San José by Javier Yep, a first-generation immigrant. Although he designed this conceptual symbol, Yep believes the ultimate flag of unity in diversity should be the one of the United States, which has welcomed him here. Designer Yep’s highly reductive symbolism is juxtaposed to the highly varied and textured work of our full community of artists and designers, who responded with portraiture, self-portraiture, biographical, and auto-biographical work in a multitude of physical and digital media.
Unity In Diversity is supported by an X-Factor grant from SV Creates, and by a mini grant from Knight Foundation’s “Speak Up San José” initiative.