Ali Van: Residues

When 22 Apr 2010 - 6 Jun 2010
Where Yale-China Association
Yale University, 442 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
Enquiry 203-432-0880

Residues: Recent Work by Ali Van

Untitled (Purple Tomato, Transit Land, Early Grey), 2009.  Food, dirt, dust on wood panel.  Courtesy of the artist.

Now through June 6 2010

Yale-China Association
Yale University
442 Temple St New Haven CT 06511

Press Release:

The Yale-China Association is pleased to announce “Residues: Recent works by Ali Van.” The exhibition marks the first US-based solo show for Ms. Van, a New York-based artist and Yale graduate, class of 2008.  An opening night reception will be held on Thursday, April 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00PM. The exhibition will run through June 6th 2010 and will be open weekdays from 2:00 – 5:00PM.

Ali Van works with compulsive contemplative interests, delving into performative processes with histories and residues of time and space recorded through action and reenactment. Her work is mediated by food, dirt and dust as well as the body. Ms. Van is interested in the internal rapture of a beaten beauty; one made of forgotten movement, dispensed foodstuffs, and one that explores the possibility of a unique aesthetic taste and tendency. Her work engages with formal ambiguities and the perplexities between experience and product. She explores the simultaneous boundaries between experienced, resolved and purposive conflict.

Residues marks the inauguration of a series of exhibits Yale-China plans to host at its offices on 442 Temple Street. More information about this series will be available in the fall.

For more information please visit www.yalechina.org.