For Vignettes Gallery in 2017, I made new drawings that track faithful at-hand objects. These objects, rescued and stray, are pieced-together place holders, in an ongoing search for the things that stay for a while. A constellation of fragment drawings continually touches down on this question of what is important, yet is not overly tied to it. Artifacts are caught in drawings, as if in morning light, or (Giorgio) Morandi non-light, just before coming into view, on the frontier of existence. A glass fishing float is drawn as a small universe, enacting the containment of the studio space and its objects. All questions are held in this slow drift of ephemera and photocopied parts, redrawn. An algorithm forms, following and repeating these items, open to changes, such as a shift in color. As I recite my devotion to these objects, some stay, such as an image of American writer and activist Angela Davis, whose image first presented itself to me during a formative year, when I was 12 years old. But most of these objects, in parts now, are let go.
MKNZ, “When Something Passes,” Vignettes in the Studio, 2017
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Photos: Jueqian Fang