Thursday, November 9th from 7-10pm
November 10 - December 21, 2017
DNA is pleased to present Pouring Out, a solo-exhibition by Wallis Cheung. Employing methods of distortion as a generative tool, Cheung works to navigate the awkward stages between physical and pictorial space, and between those space’s material supports and structures. Cheung’s pictorial spaces are disrupted and reassembled, seemingly without definitive support or adhesion. Internal systems breech the boundaries of the conventional painting’s frame, vibrating or rippling slightly, balancing precariously.
A text written by Ashley McLellan in response to Cheung's work is available for download here.
Wallis Cheung (b. 1984) currently lives and works in Richmond Virginia, where she is enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Masters of Fine Art program. She was a finalist for the RBC painting competition in 2014 and 2016. She has exhibited in Toronto and Ottawa and has work in several private collections. She was a founding member of the artist-collective VSVSVS with whom she has exhibited at Contemporary Calgary, Art Museum at the University of Toronto and Mercer Union. Pouring Out is Cheung’s first solo exhibition in Canada.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
This exhibition is produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.