Chenhung Chen’s solo show “Crossings” at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery

Chenhung Chen’s solo show “Crossings” at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Crossings

A solo show by Chenhung Chen

Crafton Hills College Art Gallery
11711 Sand Canyon Rd. Yucaipa, 92399

October 27 to November 18

http://www.chenhungchen.com/

(Los Angeles) – Los Angeles artist Chenhung Chen’s fascination with line continues in “Crossings”, a solo show at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery, opening October 27th. Chen’s installation includes work from her Entelechy series of sculpture created from reclaimed electronic parts and cabling along with new work of drawings using staples to release line from the flat dimension of paper.

Taiwanese-born Chen first recognized the power of line in Chinese calligraphy and painting and, later, in American Abstract Expressionism. For Chen, line expresses delicacy, power, buoyancy, strength and constant motion. In “Crossings” line has been released from its two dimensional existence and is expressed as a three dimensional painting.

Delicate ying crochet wire sculptures intertwined with yang spines of cabling and electronic and computer components float over drawings made from staples that appear to reach for the sculptures overhead. The connection between grounded drawings and the sculpted pieces alight in the air signal the dichotomy of our existence: frailty and strength, good and evil, love and disinterest.

“With each piece vividly different and fluid, the powerful nature of Chen’s vision draws upon the feminine and masculine in each of us, upon the kinetic nature of life itself, humming through our veins as electricity does through wire,” says Genie Davis of Chen’s Entelechy series.

“Crossings” runs at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery from October 27th to November 18th. The opening reception is November 1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

About Chenhung Chen
Chenhung Chen is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Born in Beigang, Taiwan, Chen graduated from the Chinese Cultural University. She received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she studied with Ursula von Rydingsvard and Jackie Winsor. She has traveled the world as a volunteer for The Prem Rawat Foundation working for global peace. Her artwork has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Such exhibitions include the PS1 Museum, NY, the Hwa Kang Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, the UVU Woodbury Art Museum, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Art Institute, and Gallery 825 in Los Angeles. Her series Entelechy has been featured in a solo show at Gallery 825 in 2016.

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Kristine Schomaker is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles. For over 14 years she has been working with various interdisciplinary art forms including online virtual worlds to explore identity and the hybridization of digital media with the physical world. Whether virtual or physical, the object-based work Kristine creates combines elements of color-based gestural abstraction, animation, pattern and design, neo-Baroque and Populence. Using installation, text, photography, mixed media, video and performance for her ongoing conceptual project My Life as an Avatar, she visualizes a narrative/dialogue with her virtual persona, Gracie Kendal. Kristine then documents her experiences on her blog. In 2012, exploring ideas of community, Kristine turned a local gallery into a modern day creation of Gertrude Stein’s salon of the 1920’s with a live mixed-reality dinner party merging the physical world with the online virtual world. Over the summer she also performed The Bald and the Beautiful in which she had her head shaved as a statement to challenge society’s standards of beauty. Currently, Kristine is working as an Artist-in-Residence through the Linden Endowment for the Arts creating an immersive virtual environment which she is planning to bring into the physical world via sculpture/public art work.

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