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Art

Ching Ching Cheng: Transverse

When

Opens Thursday Nov 15, 2012 (5–8:30pm)

Nov 15, 2012 – Jan 9, 2013

Mondays–Fridays (11am–5pm)

Where

Art-merge

8687 Melrose Ave

Suite B257

Directions: Inside the Pacific Design Center

Price

Free

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Born in Taiwan, LA-based artist Ching Ching Cheng brings a unique brand of creativity to her work, taking a kind of inside-out approach that gives both herself and her audience a mutually symbiotic perspective. Her curious, colorful, and ultimately graceful pieces are simultaneously alien and familiar, with a deeply imbued sense of the "other" that is so foreign, it's actually quite intimate. The implied contradiction behind Ching Ching Cheng's work is much more deep than it is obvious, illustrating a primordial universal oneness that unites the seemingly disparate fields of psychology and natural science. You'd be hard-pressed to find a classically defined "subject" in her art, but what you will find is likely to be much more profound.

Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill

Art-merge says…

Art-merge | LAB proudly announces Transverse, a solo exhibition of Taiwan-born, Los Angeles-based artist Ching Ching Cheng, open November 15, 2012 through January 9, 2013. “Transverse” brings together several distinct bodies of work by the artist for her first exhibition at Art-merge | LAB in the Pacific Design Center. Cheng’s impeccably rendered and insight-fully conceived works range widely from installation and project-based art, to works on paper and small-scale sculpture. The exhibition includes new work, and work being shown for the first time in the United States. Cheng’s works register the traces that memory and desire leave on objects as they are transformed and translated by time and movement across cultures. The selection of works in “Transverse” reveals Cheng’s range of interests and commitments as an artist. Gallery director Jae Yang observes that, “with Cheng’s Taiwanese background, she has completely immersed herself in American (specifically Los Angeles) culture. With this combination of two cultures a unique vision is born and created.”