Nyū Hāfu

by Kaita Niwa

July 9 - July 30th

Opening Reception; July 9th 7-10pm

Curated by Josh Nukem

Kaita Niwa (b. 1991, Nagoya, Japan) is a Japanese/American artist who uses digital, sculpture and videos in playfully ironic ways to explore how people create new meaning through online communication. Her work examines the process during which new images and symbols come together organically to gain legitimacy through a collective, shared understanding.  The work in the show tells a deeply personal narrative but interjects playful moments of levity and humor. Having just begun hormone replacement therapy, her artistic practice is dedicated to confronting personal issues of gender identity and to lesser degrees that of her own race and sexuality. With the hope of reestablishing a relationship with her estranged sister, she is dedicating the upcoming show to her as a means of explaining and apologizing for her decade long emotional absence. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. Niwa is currently living and working in Baltimore, MD

***This is Terrault's inagural exhibition in its new location at 218 W. Saratoga St. 3rd Floor***