Sunday, April 22, 2012

Joyce S. Chan: Digging Ponds & Piling Mountains, MFA Thesis Exhibition

Joyce S. Chan MFA Solo Thesis Exhibition

"Digging Ponds & Piling Mountains"

Reception: Friday, April 27, 2012. 6:00-9:00pm
Food & refreshments will be served
Music by: Ian Gallagher (of the Identifiers)

On View: April 26-May 2, 2012  

Gallery Hours:
Thursday: 11:00-6:00pm     (closed 1-2pm)
Friday: 11:00-2:30pm, 4:30-9:00pm
Sunday: closed
Monday: 11:00-6:00pm CLOSED
Tuesday:    11:00-6:00pm  (closed 1-2pm)
Wednesday: 10:00-1:00pm

Klapper Hall Gallery, 4th floor,
Queens College CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367

Poster Design: Annie JingQian Lui

Joyce Chan’s raw materials are gleaned from her own personal index- the quotidien items from her parent’s Chinese restaurant- foil bags, eggroll wrappers, and tablecloths. In addition to eliciting notions of a very specific immigrant experience, these papers and fabrics interest Chan for the historic symbolism integrated into their colors and designs. Chan breaks the original materials down and re-works them, at times into a pulp, until they take on a new form-- the flimsy made solid, the rough made soft. These new forms participate in an evolved compositional presence, one that is solid, yet delicate, upon close inspection there is a deceptive impermanence, which, like memory, presents the risk of actually falling apart if handled too directly.- ML


Directions to Queens College:
Quickest: E/F to 71/Continental to Q64, towards Jewel Ave. Get off at Kissena.
7 to Main St to Q25/Q34/Q17, towards Jamaica. Get off after LIE.
LIE: Exit 24 Kissena Blvd. Free Street Parking on Reeves Ave. behind the school.

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