Chenhung Chen: I Ching in America

Chen 2In a beautiful, mysterious, and mystical way, Chenhung Chen creates delicate works of art from the detritus of technology.

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Saturday marked the reception for and closing of a month long residence at Shoebox Projects in DTLA.

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Suspended from wires, the installation floated in air and fell like a discarded royal garment along the floor.

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Small colored heaps dotted one end of the room.

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Referencing the spiritual nature of the I Ching, of which this installation is part of an on-going series, there was a meditative quality to the fine wire crocheted elements, the intertwining of cords and and cables.

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Like an art spider with a silky and serene web, Chen pulls viewers into her orbit and leaves them dangling with delight.

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Watch for her upcoming exhibitions…in June 2018, Chen will be a part of the Torrance Museum of Art’s Studio System project: June 1 – June 30, 2018, creating art in a residency there.

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Chen also has several lovely wall art works on exhibit at the Newberry Lofts’ Art in Place exhibition in Long Beach through the end of January.

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  • Genie Davis; photos: Jack Burke, additional by Genie Davis

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