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Asian Americana: Comfort

This event has already taken place.Saturdays and Sundays, 12 – 5 pm, through June 3; June 3, 7 – 10 pm.

Brick Aux Presents

Asian Americana: Comfort

an AAPI group exhibition and market

at Brick Aux Gallery – 628 Metropolitan Ave

May 4 – June 3, 2023

Opening Reception May 7, 3-6pm

Closing Reception June 3, 7-10pm

Gallery Hours Saturdays and Sunday 12-5pm or email [email protected] to arrange a visit.


Sally Chen

Petrina Cheng-Tatara


June Liu

Xuan Liu

Naicha Studio

Poppu Siren

Bonnie Zhou

Fake Green Cards Project


Convenience Store Studio


gubbins nyc

The Revolutionary Mushroom


Cookie Smut

On “comfort”

Being Asian in America is by definition being a member of diaspora. When emigrating away from a homeland, one often leaves behind an array of comforts. In response to culture shock, some rebuild or import approximations of what was left behind. Others find distinct new comforts in their new American surroundings.

As the following generations root themselves further in American life, these inherited comforts are blended into a new Asian Americana. However, comforts from the mother culture are often diluted or transformed. Other times, they are abandoned completely under the pressures to assimilate with mainstream white America.

Comforts can be a security blanket we wear around ourselves to build a temporary and individual shelter from a world that wearies us. Comforts can be something we share, to build and reinforce community.

Reception Link: https://www.bricktheater.com/event/asian-americana-comfort-opening-reception/


628 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211