Permutations: Sculptural Works by Ching Ching Cheng
By: Art Meets Architecture
Opening in conjunction with the August 9th Downtown Art Walk and curated by Nat George, the exhibition will focus on two complementary bodies of work by the artist in which she transforms and rearranges humble, everyday materials into sculptural objects that now hold entirely different meanings.
The first body of work is sourced from Cheng's Build series, which explores identities found in everyday life through object-portraits that represent her as an artist, a wife, and a mother. Using domestic aprons, Cheng transforms the fabric into shapes reminiscent of building and architectural components. The second body of work comes from the artist's Camera Sculpture series, featuring exquisite "cameras" created with newsprint, books, negatives, and resin. The sculptures speak to her childhood fascination with mechanical devices, such as the camera, which exists solely to capture memories. For Cheng, the process of building these camera objects represents the process our brain goes through while storing memories, making a connection between what we see, what we remember, and what is actually there.
As part of the monthly Downtown Art Walk event, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8 pm in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. 7th Street, and will feature Live Jazz by Granville "Danny" Young, and tasty flavors from local Brazilian favorite, WoodSpoon. The artist will be in attendance, and the artwork will be available for purchase.
The self-guided public art phenomenon known as the Downtown Art Walk brings thousands of art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the galleries, artist studios, and cultural institutions of the Historic Core, including the Fine Arts Building. More info at DowntownArtWalk.org
August 9 - October 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 6-8pm (Downtown Art Walk)
Gallery Hours: 8am-8pm daily
The lobby of the Fine Arts Building
811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Taiwan, Ching Ching Cheng is an L.A.-based artist who explores the psychology of identity in different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, while also touching on gender, and environmental conditions. Although human beings naturally adapt to living in different environments, they also bring their culture and identities with them, creating a modified subculture and distinct identity in a new setting. Through this process, adapting, resisting, transforming, and accepting the stages of "in-between"
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Nat George is a curator, cultural producer, and visual artist in Los Angeles. Her work explores alternative, collaborative, and artist-led initiatives that reflect changing paradigms in how we exhibit, write about, and critique art. With a background in gallery management, curation, consulting and design, Nat produces art-based events and creates partnerships between the arts community, nonprofits, cultural institutions, and business interests. Some of her recent projects were shown at the LA Art Show, Howard Griffin Gallery, DAC Gallery, and the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, where she currently serves as Curatorial Director.
ABOUT ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE AT THE FINE ARTS BUILDING
Art Meets Architecture presents 21stCentury art in extraordinary architectural settings. The Fine Arts Building is an architectural treasure, built in 1926 by Walker & Eisen in Romanesque Revival style. The interior opens to a two-story lobby that hosts monthly art exhibitions. http://www.artmeetsarchitecture.com
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