BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6448@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20210801T000000Z DTEND:20210829T000000Z DESCRIPTION:\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">The Japanese American Mu seum of San Jose is honored to have artist Bryan Ida display his unique In k Portraits from his "con.Text" series in the JAMsj Rotating Exhibit area. \n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">In con.Text\, Bryan Ida’s series of almost life-size portraits of entire figures\, every decision —and ea ch stroke of the pen — the artist has made\, contributes to the power\, impact and profound sense of humanity these works convey. Ida has portraye d each of his subjects in a revealing moment adapted from their personal s tories\, while rooting them in the context of the historical narrative tha t shaped them. Each portrait chronicles a human drama\, in a subtle but li teral way. Literal\, in that the artist has rendered the contours\, shapes and shading of the figures with transcribed text rather than line.\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">“con.Text” is a series of 12 life-size d portraits that relate historical events and documents to the lives of th e subjects who are in some way connected to current times. The portraits e xamine a broad range of subjects including racism\, civil rights\, human r ights\, and man’s inhumanity toward man.\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-w rap\;">The intent of this series is to portray individuals as the embodime nt of strength and pride standing defiantly in the face of oppression and fear by a power against them. With the current social and political enviro nment and the recent acts that repeat past abuse and injustice\, Bryan is attempting to view historic events in the context of the contemporary clim ate.\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">Bryan Ida’s website:\n <a hre f="https://bryanida.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline\;">https ://bryanida.com/ </a>\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">con.Text artis t statement \n <a href="https://bryanida.com/about/"><span style="text-de coration: underline\;">https://bryanida.com/about/ </a>  \n\n<p style="wh ite-space: pre-wrap\;">Bryan Ida’s Biography :\n <a href="https://bryani da.com/about/"><span style="text-decoration: underline\;">https://bryanida .com/about/ </a>\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\;">Detailed informatio n on con.Text : \n <a href="https://bryanida.com/con-text-ink-portraits-o n-panel/"><span style="text-decoration: underline\;">https://bryanida.com/ con-text-ink-portraits-on-panel/ </a>\n\n<p style="white-space: pre-wrap\; ">To purchase the “con.text” book:\n <a href="https://www.blurb.com/b/ 9617045-con-text">https://www.blurb.com/b/9617045-con-text</a>\n\n SUMMARY:“con.Text” by Bryan Ida URL:/en/events/2021/08/01/context-by-bryan-ida/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR