DAUGHTERS OF LAM: RACHELLE DANG & JODIE LYN-KEE-CHOW HIGHLIGHT
|When||24 Apr 2021 - 30 May 2021|
558 St Johns Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
With this collaboration, two artists of Chinese descent pay tribute to the early 20th-century Cuban Chinese painter Wilfredo Lam, who fused elements of Cubism and Surrealism with Afro-Cuban culture in his paintings, sculptures, and ceramic works. In this combined installation, Rachelle Dang and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow show works that incorporate landscape, history and fantasy – relying on their respective cultural backgrounds and experiences for tactile and visual inspiration.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Born in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Rachelle Dang combines a practice based in sculpture and installation with research into Pacific colonial legacies. Her work examines historical forms and complex environmental connections between places, people, and things. She has exhibited her work in New York at Socrates Sculpture Park, Fergus McCaffrey, Nathalie Karg Gallery, Lesley Heller Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Motel, and mh PROJECT nyc. Additional exhibitions include the Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawai`i Pacific University, and the Haverford College Art Galleries.
Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow is a Jamaican-American interdisciplinary artist living and working in Queens, NY. Her work often explores performance and installation art drawing from the nostalgia of her homeland. She holds a BFA with honors from New World School of the Arts, University of Florida and an MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Her work has been featured internationally at venues including Royal West Academy of England, The National Gallery of Jamaica, You You Contemporary Art Centre, Guangzhou, China.
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