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The Flag Show curated by Makeya Kaiser at CE2 Studio

Posted on August 1, 2018

Raise your banners for The Flag Show, curated by CE artist Makeya Kaiser! This internationally-themed exhibition at our Potrero Hill studio includes 16 CE artists. Each piece was selected by Makeya for inclusion in the show.

The flags in this show represent countries and places both real and imagined. The star-spangled banner makes numerous appearances, with classic bold colors with stars and stripes to artistic interpretations offering a political edge. Spanning from the Medieval era to the modern day, Makeya encouraged fellow artists to create flags from places they want to visit or have visited or places that inspire and interest them.

The studio celebrated the opening of The Flag Show with a light reception and a talk by curator Mayeka Kaiser, with teaching artist Glenn Peckman acting as a moderator. Yukari Sakura, one of the artists who made flag art for the show, spoke about her unique flag designs that represent her visit to Hiroshima and Hokkaido, Japan and include references to Japanese mythology and history. After the talk, Makeya wowed the studio with her rendering of Whitney Houston’s classic version of The National Anthem, in honor of one of her favorite musicians.

Peter DeLira also contributed a series of flags that are waving in the wind, made with markers that each offer unique color choices on a black background. Kaocrew “Yah” Kakabutra added her work to the mix with a US flag that is layered with color and lines.

Makeya Kaiser, the show curator, created a beautiful blue and gold centerpiece flag that hangs like a banner from a Medieval castle. Even studio manager Francis Kohler contributed an original flag to the show, representing the imaginary country of Lycanthropia, and referencing classic horror film werewolves.

As part of our studio programming, teaching artists work with our CE artists to introduce new skills and learn about how art exhibitions are selected, organized, and displayed. Makeya curated a show last year all about bears and plans on doing another themed around hats. We’re greatly looking forward to seeing this budding curator's future work! Congratulations, Makeya!



Stop by our Potrero Hill studio to experience this international exposé for yourself! Public studio hours are 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The show will be on display through early September.

CE2
1 Arkansas Street, Studio E
San Francisco, CA 94107

These banners were made just for the show!
Makeya Kaiser models under her Medieval banner
Makeya sings a Whitney-inspired rendering of the National Anthem
Kaocrew Yah Kakabutra points out her American flag made with oil pastel
Peter Delira with his colorful flags waving on a black background
Yukari Sakura standing under her flag representing Hiroshima

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