Chun Hua Catherine Dong (Montreal, QC.)
November 6 – December 12, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong will be giving an artist talk in the PAVED Arts Main Gallery space at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 6, directly preceding the opening reception.
The Surface brings together several video and photographic installation works by Chun Hua Catherine Dong. Shared among these works, for Dong, is the underlying premise that the body is political. She is interested in blurring boundaries between personal and political, between private and public, between performance and everyday practice. She has established her body as a visual territory, and a primary material in her artwork to activate social commentary on immigration, race and gender. Through encapsulating these global issues in microcosm or magnifying personal predicaments until they become universally visible, she presents the body as a defined and experienced reality, and locates herself at the nexus of author, artwork and audience.
Multimedia artist Chun Hua Dong is a visual artist working with performance art, photography, and video. She received a M.F.A. from Concordia University and a B.F.A from Emily Carr University Art & Design in Canada. She has exhibited her works in New York, Boston, London, Delhi, Dublin, Helsinki, Moscow, Turin, Tornio, Toronto, Venice, Montreal and Vancouver. Her video work has been screened in Mexico, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, USA, and Canada. Among many other awards, she is the recipient of the prestigious Franklin Furnace Award for avant-garde art in New York in 2014. Dong lives in Montreal.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 6 pm; Saturdays Noon – 4pm
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