My Call to Arms . Tam Tran. Digital print, 2009
Shimomura takes the iconic 19th Century painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware, for instance, and substitutes his own face for the president's.
According to Konrad Ng, director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Program, such depictions force viewers to confront their preconceived notions of what it means to be Asian American.
American vs. Japs 2 . Roger Shimomura. Acrylic on canvas, 2010
Three Graces triptych (Bo, Ling, and Hong Zhang). Zhang Chun Hong. Charcoal on three paper scrolls, 2009–11