Feature Wall

Joy Wong

Skimming, skirmishing

DATE

February 14, 2020March 14, 2020

Opening Reception

February 14, 20206:00 – 8:00 PM
Joy Wong, Untitled, 2018, installation detail: copper tubing, rubber latex, acrylic medium monoprint, etching on xuan paper, dimensions variable.

Meditating on the dirt that lives with us, on the inbetweenness of skin, boundaries, and thresholds, this project by Joy Wong explores the fight between interior and exterior worlds. To skim is to discard of “impurities”. To take the top off, to reveal below. These works are explorations in materiality and corporeal ambiguity. Deteriorating surfaces recall literature on the abject and grotesque. Prints pulled from a matrix using acrylic medium hang haphazardly on a copper armature, like delicate gels or tissue put up to dry, while etchings on xuan paper adorn the surface of the wall like an array of warts or wounds.