Time: August 6, 2010 at 7pm to August 31, 2010 at 10pm
Location: White Rabbit Space
Street: 145 East Houston (between Forsyth and Eldridge
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://artanagnorisis.com
Phone: 646.712.2820 (no artist submissions, please)
Event Type: opening, reception
Organized By: Anagnorisis Fine Arts
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2010
Burmese artist Tun Myaing creates the work of the introvert. Seemingly extroverted himself, his works seek out those who hide within their thoughts; sad and pensive are his subjects. Yet, his paintings are vibrant with color and contrast, teeming with fights between shadow and light: in one there is hope and in the other there is despair. Such is the confusion he experienced first while growing up and then after arriving in the United States:
"In my work I try to convey the sense of desperation and claustrophobia that overwhelmed me as I grew up in a country under dictatorial rule, and then feeling the same oppression through the racial rejection I experienced when I arrived in America.
The images are framing metaphors designed to reflect viscerally and without decoration a collage of experiences. They present the lingering suspicion of “human bondage”, and perpetual imprisonment that is true as air but as easily forgotten or ignored.
Through the act of making these paintings one gets a notion that there is hope – and that one can win freedom from misery and fear. We can separate ourselves from these oppressive memories; we can expel them by separating ourselves from them, by viewing them from a distance and in a disconnected way."
Tun is a graduate of the ever-traditional New York Academy of Art and has been exhibiting since 2002, most recently with Fuse Gallery. He lives and works in Queens, NY.
Anagnorisis Fine Arts is a young fine arts organization that represents and exhibits extraordinary emerging and established artists of the New Contemporary (aka Pop Surreal) genre. Each artist has a penchant for creating very lush artwork, uplifting or uncomfortable, subversive or sublime. Exhibiting mainly at the White Rabbit Lounge in New York City, Anagnorisis also works frequently with other galleries and alternative spaces to introduce new visual language to art collectors and lovers alike.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 6, from 7-10pm
145 East Houston (between Forsyth and Eldridge)
DJ Redboy will return to spin for us (redboy.com)