Where are you from? No, where are you really from? by da-AL

Connie Lane
Artist Connie Lane looking up into a Hong Kong skyline within her artwork.

Where are you from? No, where are you really from?

Growing up moving around a lot, always with a ‘foreign’ accent wherever I resided, taught me early that identity can be a moving target.

Connie LaneMy good friend, artist Connie Lane, often addresses identity in her sculptures and installations. Her sense of where she’s from is complex. A native of Hong Kong, she lives in Long Beach with her Angelino husband.

Here some of Connie's sculptures share a seat with me.
Some of Connie’s sculptures oblige me with a seat.

There’s still time to see her newest thought-provoking work at:

205 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
November 5 to December 12, 2016 (Closed 11/23 – 11/26)

Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 5pm

Saturday, 10am to 2pm

2018 update: Here’s her April 2018 show — the first post about Bravura — and the pre-show ‘getting ready’ post — and the performance for that show.

20 thoughts on “Where are you from? No, where are you really from? by da-AL

  1. “Identity can be a moving target.” This made me stop and think. Thanks for giving me pause today, Daal. Connie Lane seems like an artist with something important to say. I’ll see if I can get up to Long Beach to see her show, though I’m not yet driving long distances.

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  2. Are you part of the exhibition? If you are not, you should be!:)) Very thought provoking post! I am a Jamaican, but I’ve lived in England almost all my life. I have Indian, European, and African ancestry. I think trying to pigeon-hole people is a lost cause. We are all so mixed up – and perhaps that is a good thing. Let him who is a thoroughbred cast the first stone! 🙂

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