Chenhung Chen’s solo show “Crossings” at Crafton Hills College Art Gallery
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A solo show by Chenhung Chen
Crafton Hills College Art Gallery
11711 Sand Canyon Rd. Yucaipa, 92399
October 27 to November 18
(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.