Root Division, San Francisco, CA, January 2019
“Torn between a mission to promote peace and her own warrior upbringing, Wonder Woman fights evil while hoping to unlock the potential of a humanity she doesn’t always understand.”
Many immigrant women artists of color evoke Wonder Woman-esque qualities in their contemporary artistic practices by addressing issues of immigration, misrepresentation, stereotypes, cultural conflict and feelings of acceptance or intolerance with an honest voice to fight for equality. Whether autobiographical or not, Wander Woman exhibiting artists’ works present complex characters and narratives highlighting transcendent experiences, often derived from their own personal perspectives. Inspired by shared-yet-dissimilar psychological experiences of immigration and assimilation to the Bay Area, exhibiting artists present nuanced, intricate perspectives, and narratives that have developed beyond the initial concept of identity in their art practice.