Maneuvering Margins – Adventures in the Between
Justin Baldwin is a biracial artist born to a Japanese woman from Sapporo and a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American from rural Kansas.
His experiences as a half-Japanese American, whether growing up in Kansas, teaching in Japan, or pushing paper for a Japanese corporation in New York all inform his art.
Over the years he has walked many margins between different cultures, values, identities, and belief systems. His exhibition “Maneuvering Margins – Adventures in the Between,” features work from various points and perspectives on these journeys.
This includes “Gaijin Art” made while living in Japan, his ongoing “Urban Tribal Salarymen Series” of portraits of employees for a fictional corporation drawn while commuting in the NYC subway system, larger related drawings done in the studio, and a series of delicate handmade sculptural works suspended from the ceiling, endlessly in transit through various experiences and eras.
Please check photos of the opening reception on our Facebook page.