As popular culture has increasingly subsumed our notions of place, contemporary artists have generally responded by directly confronting the new commercial sphere. The Asian artists exhibiting their works in Duke University Museum of Art's new exhibition, Made in Asia?, have taken the opposite approach, by using the techniques of popular art to explore ideas of place. This student-curated exhibition, organized by Randi Reiner and Philip Tinari, will look at artists living in the West who address their Asian identity through their work. Pieces from three different national traditions (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) and different media (sculpture, painting, video and collage) will be shown. ("Studies in American Art: Three Flags," by Yukinori Yanagi, is pictured.) "The term 'Asia' haunts this exhibition," says Stanley K. Abe of Duke University's Department of Art. "Asia, as the East, has had such an uneasy history as the antithesis of our own familiar West." The exhibition runs through June 10, in the main gallery and lobby of DUMA. Call 684-5135 for details.
Heidi Arbogast will be exhibiting abstract works on paper at the John and June Allcott Gallery in the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill from April 14 through May 6. Arbogast is the Spring 2001 Artist-in-Residence in the UNC Art Department. Her Rothko-inspired works take the color study in a new, ethereal direction. Call 962-2015 for details.