KENISE BARNES FINE ART

FINE ART GALLERY AND CONSULTING SERVICE SINCE 1994

Project Space: encaustic paintings by Cecile Chong

January 11 - February 23, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

A multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture and installation, Cecile Chong focuses on cultural assimilation and the development of individual identity. Chong uses encaustic, a medium dating to from the 5th century, to create cross-cultural contemporary narratives. By juxtaposing appropriated images from sources including vintage children's books or found objects such as circuit board parts, her work refers to interculturalism and transculturation. Born in South America to Chinese parents, Chong learned about her own cultural heritage as an outsider and the entanglement of culture, history and interpretation are themes that are of special interest to her.

PRESS:

ArtSpiel, Cecile Chong - The Layers Beneath

BRIC Media Arts Fellowship

Blouin Artinfo, Bronx Museum of the Arts Announces the Opening of The Block Gallery

Broadway World, Bronx Museum Announces the Block Gallery and Inaugural Class of Resident AIM Artists

Interview with Susan Anon at EFA Studios

BKLYNE, El Dorado - The New Forty Niners

NYC Parks: Installation Opening

3 Dots Water: Artist in FocusWhen Everyday is Exotic

AIOP, Pleased to Meet Me

New York Times, Mirror Mirror off the Wall at the Corrider Gallery

reIMAGination, Essay by Cecile Chong

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