Thursday, February 28, 2013

Opening: Winnie Truong, A Slow Immersion

Winnie Truong - A Slow Immersion
@ ESP Gallery, 1086 Queen St. West

February 28th - March 31st
Opening Reception: TONIGHT - Thursday, Feb. 28th 7-10pm

Erin Stump Projects is pleased to present the latest drawing series by Winnie Truong, A Slow Immersion. Truong continues to explore the artist's ongoing relationship with hair beyond beauty and accoutrement and into a direction of a object and environs. Through delicate, labor-intensive drawing, Truong's anomalous subjects examine the possibility of hair as a veil and as an object of comfort, while also remaining a self-consuming and self-inspiring muse. Whether they are comforted or encumbered, swarmed or swaddled, Truong's subjects are visual narratives of the artist's tangible relationship with mark making and the increasingly immersive nature of line and labour in her own practice.
A Slow Immersion examines monumental drawing as a product and physical feat that engrosses both the drawn subject and the viewer in an immense thicket of line and colour.

Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto, where she received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in the drawing and painting program. Truong is the recipient of numerous awards, including the W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, which she exhibited at MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited both locally and internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, Copenhagen and New York where she was featured in the VOLTA, NY Art Fair. Her work can also be found in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary art in Overland Park, Kansas.

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