Roger Shimomura: The Return of the Yellow Peril
June 6 - August 9, 2009
2010 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
"A third-generation Japanese American, Roger Shimomura (b. 1939) has emerged as an elder statesman of contemporary social commentary. For almost forty years, his art has focused on racial insensitivities levied at Asian-Americans. Named after the series of paintings the artist completed in 1993, the exhibitions title Return of the Yellow Peril plays on the derogatory color metaphors for Asians that originated in the 19th-century."