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Art: Mike Saijo's 'A Dream Deferred'

March 24, 2011

Borrowing its title from a Langston Hughes poem, Los Angeles artist Mike Saijo presents a new exhibition examining the ethnographic histories of the Boyle Heights neighborhood — to Hughes' Harlem — vis-à-vis the Japanese American, Latino and Jewish communities that resided there in the 1940s. "A Dream Deferred" sets forth a series of multimedia works in the artist's distinctive style of layered photographs, drawings, Xerox transfers and text in bold black-and-white. Caporale/Bleicher Gallery, 355 N. La Brea Ave., L.A. Opening reception 6 p.m. Sat. Free. Show ends April 8. (323) 545-6018. http://www.caporalebleicher.com.

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