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Theresa Chong

New Works on Paper

October 17 - November 15, 2014

Theresa Chong

Installation View 2014

Theresa Chong

Installation View 2014

Theresa Chong

Installation View 2014

Theresa Chong

Installation View 2014

Theresa Chong

Installation View 2014

Theresa Chong, SHENG (Ascending), 2014

Theresa Chong

SHENG (Ascending), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, LIN (Approaching), 2014

Theresa Chong

LIN (Approaching), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, SUI (Following), 2014

Theresa Chong

SUI (Following), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, TS'UI (Gathering Together), 2014

Theresa Chong

TS'UI (Gathering Together), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, HUAN (Dispersion), 2014

Theresa Chong

HUAN (Dispersion), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, TA KUO (Excess), 2014

Theresa Chong

TA KUO (Excess), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, K'UN (Earth), 2014

Theresa Chong

K'UN (Earth), 2014

colored pencil and gouache on hand-dyed indigo Japanese paper

10 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches

Theresa Chong, KEN (Keeping Still), 2014

Theresa Chong

KEN (Keeping Still), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong, HUAN (Dispersion), 2014

Theresa Chong

HUAN (Dispersion), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, LU (Walking Carefully), 2014

Theresa Chong

LU (Walking Carefully), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 11 3/4 inches

Theresa Chong, PI (Union), 2014

Theresa Chong

PI (Union), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong, CH'IEN (Heaven), 2014

Theresa Chong

CH'IEN (Heaven), 2014

colored pencil and gouache on hand-dyed indigo Japanese paper

12 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong, KUEI MEI (Relationships), 2014

Theresa Chong

KUEI MEI (Relationships), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 12 inches

Theresa Chong, T'UNG JEN (Companionship), 2014

Theresa Chong

T'UNG JEN (Companionship), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong, T'AI (Peace), 2014

Theresa Chong

T'AI (Peace), 2014

colored pencil and gouache on hand-dyed indigo Japanese paper

10 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong, YU (Harmony), 2014

Theresa Chong

YU (Harmony), 2014

gouache and colored pencil on Shikibu Gampi

12 x 11 1/2 inches

Theresa Chong in Artcritical

Theresa Chong in Artcritical

by Jonathan Goodman

11/06/2104

Inspired by meeting John Cage in New York in the 1990s, after pursuing cello studies at the Oberlin Conservatory, Theresa Chong’s early work incorporated chance/random aesthetics and musical notation into elaborate and elegant ink painting. Now, midcareer, Chong returns to an abstraction that skirts Asian traditions in ways that are deeply original:  small marks on exquisite paper hold their own between highly worked, nearly textural embellishments and a fine sense of overall composition.