"New Vessels, Unmade Structures" by artist Sapira Cheuk
Core Contemporary is pleased to present “New Vessels, Unmade Structures”, a solo exhibition featuring artist, Sapira Cheuk.
The exhibition will include Cheuk's newest works, produced within the first year of her relocation to Las Vegas, NV. The ink and paper installations and works on paper draw upon sources from both traditional Chinese art and Classical Greek sculpture. Together, they examine how notions of individual agency and external directives (cultural, economic, and aesthetic) work to shape the body, physically and metaphysically, and distort its ability to experience.
Cheuk’s work revolves around issues of the body and embodiment. Her practice incorporates traditional Sumi Ink painting techniques and geometric elements to depict the complexity of the Subject, agency, and corporeality, while building an alternative narrative of not only bodily desires, but also intersubjective relations.
Curated by gallery owner, Nancy Good, who states, “There is an aesthetic to Cheuk's work that conveys a certain dignity and grace. The contemporary finesse of her lines and brushstrokes do not disguise her classical understanding of the human form, though her shapes may completely obscure their origin upon first glance. And, I am particularly excited about the large site-specific paper installation that will be a major component of this exhibition.”
Cheuk's works have been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Riverside Art Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Museum, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. She received her BA at University of California, Riverside and MFA from California State University, San Bernardino.
The exhibition runs June 28th through August 31st, with an opening reception and visit with the artist on Friday, June 28th, from 6:30-8:30pm.
"Meaning: The Search For" - mural-sized paintings by Nancy Good "BLOW-OUT/FLOW'r-OUT" - featuring photography and fiber art of Leon Syfrit and Holly Lay "Art-Dash" - 4-day pop-up exhibition of 10 artists benefitting Forgotten Song Foundation. "Use Other Door" - National Juried Show featuring 20 artists from across the country "PARADE" - Cirque du Solieil's Annual Employee's Art Exhibit featuring 26 artists "Nunca Ida: Never Gone" - Solo exhibition of Biscuit Street Preacher "See, Touch & Go Dream: The Burning Tapestries" - solo exhibition of Nancy Good's large format digital art on fabric "12 Inches of Sin" - 6th Annual Provocative Art Exhibition