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Just Opened: Off Kilter: Power and Pathos at USC PAM

Published on Jul 22, 2022

The works of Asian artists Sandra Low, Keiko Fukazawa, and Kim-Trang Tran will be featured in a new USC Pacific Asia Museum exhibition, “Off Kilter: Power and Pathos at USC PAM,” opening on Friday, July 22.

“Off Kilter” highlights the artists’ shared adventurous and experimental attitudes towards their chosen mediums and uncanny ability to address socio-political issues with immediacy, power, and pathos. Using satire and critical commentary, their work underscores the power of women of color in shaping social change.

Sandra Low is a Los Angeles-based artist. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and completed her Bachelor’s degree double majoring in art and sociology at UC Berkeley. She has shown widely across Southern California, including exhibitions at Art Salon Chinatown, Los Angeles International Airport, Walter Maciel Gallery, the Chinese American Museum, and a public commission from L.A.
Metro. She teaches drawing and painting at Rio Hondo College.

Keiko Fukazawa was born in Japan and educated at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Fukazawa also studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she taught ceramics for four years. She currently lives and has her studio in Pasadena, California, and is an associate professor and head of the ceramic department at Pasadena City College.

Kim-Trang Tran is a Vietnamese-American artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She works across multiple media, including video, new media, and installation. Major themes in her works include visual dynamics, immigration, biotechnology, and relationships to technology. Tran has exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Biennial. She is a Professor of Art and Media at Scripps College in Claremont.

“Off Kilter” is on view at USC PAM through Sept. 4.

For more information, visit or call (626) 449-2742.

USC Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena.

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