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Nicole Lau, M.F.A. Student, Solo Exhibition 'Coded Language' on Display in HUB Gallery

Lau Shrimp

The HUB-Robeson Galleries presents "Coded Language," a solo exhibition by Penn State School of Visual Arts M.F.A. student, Nicole Lau. The exhibition featuring sculptural installations, is on display in the HUB Gallery through March 3, and tackles themes of microaggression, ethnogenesis, and identity politics. There will be a public reception February 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Inspired by her own experiences with ambiguous racism and language hiding coded and implied meanings, Lau explores how power, privilege and oppression are foundations for society. She seeks to explore the institutional oppression that is tightly woven into the fabric of our history and uses her work to identify how oppression is upheld through microaggressions and how one can respond with ethnogenesis. 

Photo Caption: "Felt sculptures of shrimp, made to symbolize hurtful stereotypes as part "Na Na Na, You're a Banana" by Nicole Lau."

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