MING YING HONG

CONDITIONS OF UNCERTAINTY

 

Feb 2—March 16, 2018

 

WPA Studio + Gallery

208 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA

The Head Not The Face  .  2016  .  Charcoal, Graphite, Marker on Paper  .  76" X 126" My work explores the limits of our knowledge and experience by questioning the way we define and categorize states of being. Bodily forms are depicted as masculine and feminine, dead and alive, aggressive and delicate. Explosions, another common motif, teeter on the razor-thin edge of dissolution and whole. By combining these seemingly contradictory elements, opposites which once defined each other overlap, ultimately dismantling the system in which one definition is privileged over another. —Ming Ying Hong

The Head Not The Face  .  2016  .  Charcoal, Graphite, Marker on Paper  76" X 126"

My work explores the limits of our knowledge and experience by questioning the way we define and categorize states of being. Bodily forms are depicted as masculine and feminine, dead and alive, aggressive and delicate. Explosions, another common motif, teeter on the razor-thin edge of dissolution and whole. By combining these seemingly contradictory elements, opposites which once defined each other overlap, ultimately dismantling the system in which one definition is privileged over another.

—Ming Ying Hong