Event Title

Pair

Presenter Information

Sapira Cheuk

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Art

Location

Event Center A & B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Annie Buckley

Start Date

5-19-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

For the Meeting of the Minds Symposium, I plan to display 4 paintings from my series Pair. My work depicts female sexual experience, particularly the duality of the sensual and repulsive qualities of the feminine corporal form. This series, examines the notions of individual subjectivity as porous at the site of desire. These images explore moments of sensual experience - moments when the individual subject is destabilized and becomes indistinguishable from another. Instead of illustrating a figure’s features and thereby imposing a single narrative of the female body or sexuality, I use abstracted forms of watery mass created by pools of ink to draw the viewer into an atmosphere of erotic intensity between the two figures depicted. Geometric shapes outlined in gold overlays the figures and act as a placeholders for the ropes motifs that appears in my previous works, in a sense they “bound” the figures and at the same time, display the limitation of space the figures can occupied. A gloss medium is applied to the negative space inside the geometric shape, further emphasizing the differentiated occupiable space within metallic boundaries and the background of the painting. The fragmentary pencil images that surround the plural figures come from the same body but remain apart, suggesting an alternative narrative of action. Since the image is abstracted and layered, the work relies on the viewer’s own “perverted” imagination to create a discourse between the two figures and ultimately allows the viewer to examine their own subjectivity.

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May 19th, 1:00 PM May 19th, 2:30 PM

Pair

Event Center A & B

For the Meeting of the Minds Symposium, I plan to display 4 paintings from my series Pair. My work depicts female sexual experience, particularly the duality of the sensual and repulsive qualities of the feminine corporal form. This series, examines the notions of individual subjectivity as porous at the site of desire. These images explore moments of sensual experience - moments when the individual subject is destabilized and becomes indistinguishable from another. Instead of illustrating a figure’s features and thereby imposing a single narrative of the female body or sexuality, I use abstracted forms of watery mass created by pools of ink to draw the viewer into an atmosphere of erotic intensity between the two figures depicted. Geometric shapes outlined in gold overlays the figures and act as a placeholders for the ropes motifs that appears in my previous works, in a sense they “bound” the figures and at the same time, display the limitation of space the figures can occupied. A gloss medium is applied to the negative space inside the geometric shape, further emphasizing the differentiated occupiable space within metallic boundaries and the background of the painting. The fragmentary pencil images that surround the plural figures come from the same body but remain apart, suggesting an alternative narrative of action. Since the image is abstracted and layered, the work relies on the viewer’s own “perverted” imagination to create a discourse between the two figures and ultimately allows the viewer to examine their own subjectivity.