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混沌: Chaos and Delight – Closing Party
Brick Aux Presents
混沌: Chaos and Delight
by Shawna Tang
at Brick Aux Gallery – 628 Metropolitan Ave
Closing Party – March 3, 2023 6pm-Late
Brick Aux proudly presents 混沌: Chaos and Delight, a solo gallery exhibition by visual artist Shawna Tang.
Join us Saturday, March 3 from 6pm until we fizzle out for the closing party! Last chance to view and purchase art from this show, have some drinks, snacks and meet the artist!
混沌: Chaos and Delight explores, in candy colored and fuzzy tufted works, the joy in relinquishing boundaries and re-mixing opposing forces: heaven and earth, ancient and modern, American and Chinese, craft and fine art.
In Chinese mythology, at the beginning of time there was only 混沌 (hùn dùn), a roiling primordial chaos encapsulated in an egg. When the egg was split, great pains were taken to keep light and heavy, sky and earth separated. As a mixed race Taiwanese/Chinese and white American, my two halves are often likewise separated; sometimes by external forces and sometimes by my own anxieties from living in a deeply racialized country. This show marks my readiness to shed racial anxieties and freely participate in my culture through pieces that celebrate Chinese art and mythology. “混沌: Chaos and Delight” explores, in candy colored and fuzzy tufted works, the joy in relinquishing boundaries and re-mixing opposing forces: heaven and earth, ancient and modern, American and Chinese, craft and fine art.
Shawna Tang is a multidisciplinary artist residing in New York City, originally from San Jose, California. As a mixed race, second generation Taiwanese/Chinese American, her work is about finding happiness in the confusion and ambiguity of diaspora. Her reinterpretations of traditional Chinese craftsmanship seek to honor heritage through an unapologetically American lens. Shawna also owns a jewelry and home decor brand, Cookie Smut, with designs that are colorful, kitschy, and yes sometimes smutty
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In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.