Winnie Truong


'Rites of Passage'

Between April 4th - April 24th we had our opening show with Winnie Truong.
You can read more about the exhibition below or check HI·FRUCTOSE's review here

'Rites of Passage'

As we pass through life, we go through traditional and invisible landmarks of transformation. Proceeding from birth to adolescence, marriage and then death, there are significant occasions marked by physical change and common ritual. However for the times in-between where the shift is more abstract as an idea, identity and feeling, these events go unseen and without custom or celebration.

Rites of Passage is an exhibition that explores the transition from youth to oblivion. Truong's incredibly detailed drawings playfully imagine the feeling of age and the precariousness of time as a surface extension of character. The subjects in her portraits are poised for no specific occasion, neither celebrating nor lamenting their experience of humanity and death. With the experience of getting older, personality and psyche are in a state of flux, making the feelings of growth and decay simultaneous and ambiguous. The rites of passage then become unclear, leaving mortality to be donned and adorned by these characters merely as ornament.

All at once beautiful and grotesque, familiar and discomforting; Truong's drawings question and subvert our heavily coded ideas of beauty and the status quo while inspiring the imagination.

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