Exhibition: November 6 – December 12, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m
Artist Talk: the PAVED Arts Main Gallery space at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 6, directly preceding the opening reception
The Surface brings together several video and photographic installation works by Chun Hua Catherine Dong. Shared among these works, for Dong, is the underlying premise that the body is political. She is interested in blurring boundaries between personal and political, between private and public, between performance and everyday practice. She has established her body as a visual territory, and a primary material in her artwork to activate social commentary on immigration, race and gender. Through encapsulating these global issues in microcosm or magnifying personal predicaments until they become universally visible, she presents the body as a defined and experienced reality, and locates herself at the nexus of author, artwork and audience.