(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

26 September 2010

Corridor Gallery--Brooklyn--RUSH ARTS FOUNDATION

Today I found myself at Corridor Gallery, thanks to Sami's invite, to peep the artists Cecile Chong and Jaye Rhee.

"The current three bodies of works by Cecile Chong do not shy from seducing viewers with familiar tropes then turning on these static constructions of identities. The fantastic scenarios she has produced run the gamut from signature, figurative mixed-media encaustic paintings to more recent sculptures and installations. Introductions to narrative content are coupled with ornate accessibility and earthly delights. Comfortable, muted images are infused with contradictions and conflict."--Edwin Ramoran, 2010

"Jaye Rhee presents the interchange between real and fake proposes and accentuates themes of self-determination, self-definition, self-reflection, and self-construction. Here, numerous aesthetic devices--installation as large-scale collage, pastiche, appliqué--help transform the living, breathing animal into a trope, directly referencing the Lacanian mirror stage. Through digital manipulation and other techniques, her work emphasizes more of the psychological or emotional side of identity formation and the unfixed relationship between the signifier and signified. In exploring the boundary between 'real' space and reflected space, she tackles big issues: how we see, how meaning is constructed, the relation of physical place to psychological space."--Edwin Ramoran, 2010

Cecile Chong

Cecile Chong

Jaye Rhee

Also, Daniel Simmons is working on a new project. Check it out please. YOU NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES BEFORE OCTOBER 6th.

bumblebee xx.

1 comment:

  1. Hey!

    We thought this might interest you and your readers. We just met up with Jaye Rhee a couple days ago to interview her about her book launch. She's amazing!

    Piece here: http://desquval.com/home/2010/11/video-art-star-jaye-rhee-takes-flight/

    Hope you like it!