Practicing Colour

Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, October 2015.

This exhibition presents artistic research highlighting the relationship between art, craft and meditation. It was made shortly after a residency in Indonesia in which I studied locally developed meditation practices based on syncretic religious beliefs.

A culmination of over two years of focused training, the marbled image (printed directly on paper, not collaged) depicts a teardrop shape sourced from the dingbat font supplied by many computer word processing programs.


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Images of the opening here. (opens in new tab/window)

Artist talk and marbling demonstration images on a Melanie Roger Gallery Facebook post here.

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Dreams Circles Moons Fictions1
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Practicing Colour held at Melanie Roger in October 2015.
A conversation with Li-Ming Hu, fellow artist and collaborator on the works presented in this exhibition and Chong’s time at Cemeti Art House in Indonesia as an Asia New Zealand artist-in-residence.

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Made with generous support from Asia New Zealand

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