Swimming Awkward Moment

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Swimming Awkward Moment

Time: February 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Trestle Gallery
Street: 168 7th St. 3rd Flr
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.trestlegallery.org…
Phone: 7188589069
Event Type: exhibition, opening
Organized By: Brooklyn Art Space
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2015

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Swimming Awkward Moment

works by Arlan Huang


Opening Reception:

Friday, February 20, 2015



On view February 20 - March 27


Trestle Gallery is proud to present the newest works by painter Arlan Huang. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.


Huang describes his current practice as “looking at myself from the outside.” In 2014, Huang reacquainted himself with his entire body of work through a cataloging process facilitated by a Creating a Living Legacy award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. This act of retracing allowed Huang to review his painting career through an experienced lens. With Huang’s newest body of work he chooses to embrace awkwardness and paint with a layered perspective about his artistic decisions and the aspirations he held as a younger painter.


From this intensive look into his own history, Huang found that he has been “doing the same things over and over again,” with subtle shifts in color and line from one painting to the next. His search for a meditative “hum” while he paints is ever present as he experiments with the surface, color, and fluid movement of his abstract imagery. The results are layered and stacked linear marks, neat rows, or floating daubs of paint.


Arlan Huang (1948) was born in Bangor, Maine and was raised in San Francisco. Huang studied at San Francisco Art Institute (1964-65), City College of San Francisco (1966-69) and received his BFA from Pratt Institute (1972). Huang has permanent installations throughout New York, including the Museum of Chinese in Americas, Jacobi Medical Center, and Baron Capital, and has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Board of Education, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Recent solo exhibitions include Red for Yellow (2013), Flatfile Gallery, Japan; and Most Violet Paintings 2003-2008 (2008), Walter Randel Gallery, NYC. Huang has exhibited extensively in group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Trestle Gallery

168 7th Street, 3rd Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11215


M - F, 11am - 6pm

Buzz 35 to enter building

718 858 9069


Contact: Mary Negro

Managing Director


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