• Circus Series: Vivian Takes a Stand, 2014
    acrylic on canvas 48 x 36 x 2 inches
    by Cynthia Tom

  • Heading Home, 2015
    acrylic on canvas 14 x 18 x 2 inches
    by Cynthia Tom

  • Intuition of HOME, 2014
    acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 x 2 inches
    by Cynthia Tom

  • Resilience, 2016
    acrylic on canvas
    by Natalie Sacremento

  • Oma Veronica
    Mixed media on acetate 8 x 10 inches
    by Irene Wibawa


September 23 – October 30

Gallery Route One' Far From Home" presents: Cynthia Tom | Stories to Tell: Discards & Variances

(GRO's "Far from Home" is a yearly exhibition series program presenting work by 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation artists of color that addresses immigration, diaspora and the issues facing immigrants and their descendants.)

(An artistic exploration of a family’s dark stories to ignite a vital discourse about the San Francisco Bay Area’s growing epidemic of human trafficking.)

Cynthia Tom. the guest artist of Gallery Route One’s “Project Space” exhibition, creates an intimate 20’ x 16’ space. It is an installation that is at once beautiful and heartbreaking. It is an artistic exploration of the personal human trafficking experiences of her Chinese American heritage. This newly formed exhibit is an artistic exploration of the personal human trafficking experiences of her Chinese American heritage. Prior to the 1950’s these stories of trafficking and abuse were common in the S.F. Chinese community. Unfortunately these surrealistic narratives mirror stories being played out in the Bay Area today.

Visitors will find themselves surrounded by richly colored, highly evocative surreal paintings, dangling soft and hard mixed media pieces, found object sculpture. Her installation serves to wake us up by inspiring non-verbal conversations within our hearts, calling us all to action.

Cynthia feels a strong artistic responsibility to create engaging modalities that share deep truths and spur us collectively into action. We are all connected.

September 25, 2016 Cynthia's OnsiteTime 1-5pm, General Artists' Reception 3 -5 pm, Artist's Talk 2:30 pm

Sept 25, 2016 Gen Recept 3 - 5 pm, Artists' Talk 2:30 pm | Oct 30 Artist Salon 4- 5 pm

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Gallery Route One


Gallery Route One is a nonprofit arts organization with an alternative art gallery. It serves its local and Greater Bay Area communities through outreach programs including education and exhibitions. Gallery Route One presents a yearly exhibition series titled: "Far From Home" and invites first, second or third generation artists to show work that addresses immigration, diaspora, and the many issues facing immigrants and their descendants. Since the start of this series 15 years ago we have exhibited work by artists born in or descended from people born in China, Taiwan, India, Japan, Mexico, Korea, England, Germany, Argentina, Iran and the Philippines.



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