A Page of Story—CHUNG Yen-Ting Solo Exhibition
Venue | 1st Floor Lobby of Taishin Holdings Building
The exhibition is free of charge.
When I first came to New York in 2008, I looked at the snowy city through a tiny window. Many pedestrians wearing black coats walked into a subway station in a snow-laden landscape. It was as if they were black birdmen, diving into the ground in a slow pace. Since then, living in the city has become a fantastical source of visual experience for me.
The subway swiftly snakes beneath the urban surface with its passengers. High-rise buildings become floating dens, harboring countless sorrowful and exhausted people in mid-air. Moon-chasing birdmen, earthbound birds, people who chase and attack giant beats, blind wolves, and scattering snakes and dragons, these imaginary, hybrid beings form a contrast to the wonders of New York City. Chung begins a dialogue with the city of New York in her writing, and the symbols frequently appear in her writings become characters, starting to speak in a strange tongue.
Therefore, all the cityscape is transformed into indescribable scenes of fantasy. As these mysterious creatures roam in the city, it seems that only small children can pick up their transient traces. Through Chung's works and her writings of these mystic creatures, their stories quietly unfold in this boisterous city through various techniques.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chung holds an MFA from Parsons The New School For Design, New York. She has won a grant for artists of visual and performing arts from the Ministry of Culture that sponsored her artist residency at the 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA. Another grant awarded by the Freeman Foundation Asian Artists Fellowship gave her an opportunity to conduct a residency at Vermont Studio Center, USA. Chung's works have been showcased in a special exhibition of Asian female artists by A.I.R. Gallery in New York, and have been shown in PULSE Art Fair in New York, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and The Kitchen Gallery, New York. Recently, she has conducted a residency at NARS Foundation in New York and participated in an exhibition at cloyingPARLOR in Brooklyn.