Support Us Button Widget

“Chop, Stick,” a new Louisville art exhibition for Asian American Heritage Month opens this month

Revelry Gallery is hosting a new solo art show by local artist Jenna White.

a green dragon formed from sushi rolls in a wave

“Dragon Roll To Go” by Jenna White is one of White’s larger pieces.

Photo via Revelry Gallery

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and Revelry Boutique + Gallery (742 E Market St.) is celebrating with a new solo show by Louisville artist Jenna White, exploring the artist’s Japanese and American heritage.

“Chop, Stick” is “an ode to the central use of paper in Japanese art.” White chops different types of American and Japanese-made paper into pieces and sticks them together to depict Japanese cultural staples, like food and plants.

a paper collage of a koi fish falling into sushi pieces

Fish Roll Up is almost two feet tall

Photo via Revelry Gallery

For example, in “Fish Roll Up,” a koi fish falls apart into clean-sliced sushi, while Hokusai’s famous “Under The Wave of Kanagawa” erupts from a coffee cup in “The Great Wave.”

Revelry will host an opening for the new show Friday, May 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event will feature music from a DJ + snacks and refreshments.

More from LOUtoday