A photograph of a bag of pears, still in protective packaging, sitting on a white countertop—waiting, perhaps, to find their way to a fruit basket.

Gloria Wong: Three Tongues

Culturally specific signifiers are instead subtle and give view to a world that is both particular to the artist and relatable to audience members of diverse backgrounds.

A realistic painting of a man with a shaved head and glasses sitting in a restaurant. He's sitting on a wall of upholstered benches that are black with red stripes staggered along the top of the backrest. The tables are small with a red tabletop. The man looks to the side with a calm expression. The lower half of the wall behind him is red, the top half is beige. There is a mirror on the wall to the right of the painting reflecting the street scene outside.

Jiab Prachakul: 14 Years

Our identity is dictated to us from the moment we are born, but as we grow up, identity is what we actually choose to be. I do believe that our circle of friends is what makes us who we are. We are all outsiders, Asian artists living abroad, and their deep friendship has offered me a ground on where I can stand and embrace my own identity.

An abstract painting with evocative, chaotic brushstrokes. The main colors are a dark periwinkle, yellow, red-orange, lime green, black, and white.

Carlos Villa: Infinite Self

A native San Franciscan, Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was an artist and educator whose legacy was immeasurable. His works from the 1970s and 80s deftly reject the ethnographic terms historically ascribed to non-Western art. Combining repetitive action, performance, and activism, his abstract assemblages are visually dramatic expressions of Filipino-American identity.

Viewed from below, porcelain bowls held up by untreated wooden boards create a stepped line descending from the upper right corner of the photograph to the bottom left. Large green leaves fill the upper left corner and bottom right. The sky in the background is blue that fades to white in the lower right corner.

Patty Chang: Que Sera Sera

Patty Chang: Que Sera Sera is a two-venue exhibition exploring loss and the visual expressions that emerge in its wake. The photographs and films on view, made between 2001 and 2017, trace our ties to home and homelands, grasping for those we love, whether they inhabit this world or the next.