Visit the Library during June to view paintings on display in the exhibit, Pride, by Sachiko. Sachiko is a Queer Asian-American abstract artist living in Scranton, Pennsylvania. They use their art to share their perspective as a way to find common ground with others. Their work explores the effects of life’s experiences while using texture and color to create a visual representation of complex experiences. Sachiko’s intent with their work is to start a conversation marking a path to find common ground. Some of their work tackles difficult subjects like addiction, discrimination, and mental health. Their work creates a raw visual representation of everlasting marks life can leave.
The artist created this collection of work to encapsulate their personal life experiences as well as the historical context of Pride as a whole. Sachiko says, “Pride began as a riot. This collection explores a visual expression of what it’s like to be an LGBTQ+ person in their 30s. It celebrates the milestones of equality the LGBTQ+ community has achieved as well as those who we have lost along the way.”
Plan to explore the artwork on display in the Ryon Room and on the stack’s endcaps during your next visit to the Library! Visit the artist’s website by clicking here!