In conversation: Hsi-Nong Huang & Nicola Wright

Opening: 6 Jul 2024, 15:00

6 Jul 2024

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12:00 – 18:00

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New Art Projects

England, United Kingdom


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  • 394, 38, 214
  • Angel Tube
  • Angel Islington
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Join us Saturday, 6 July for an artist talk between artist Hsi-Nong Huang and curator Nicola Wright (Studio Voltaire) on the occasion of Huang's first UK solo show 'Ships Passing'!


At first glance, Huang’s recent practice explores the dialogue between sculpture, performance, sound and drawing with a focus on historic minimalist interventions and installations, however on further inspection a complex conversation between materials is revealed that both explore and represent an emotional relationship between ‘two halves’. In her sculptures, she creates a meeting point between materials that can hold hidden personal histories, preserve memories, and form a liminal space that allows her past once more to find its way into our present or her future.

Huang works almost exclusively with wood and metal. By placing metal next to wood, threading wood through metal and balancing metal with wood, she creates a sibling relationship/existence between materials. Hidden in the spaces between these hard planes, hidden texts suggest both a possible conflagration of materials and emotions and missed or fleeting pairings that have passed each other by.

Hsi-Nong Huang collaborates with these materials: exploring and demonstrating how they can be joined, how they can balance each other. This process encompasses both the weight of the materials and the lightness of her touch. How and where the materials – and we – meet – in time and space – is important. Permanence and impermanence coexist. Some elements might last forever, and some for only a passing moment, as her minimalist forms move together and apart, defining what lasts and what does not.

'Ships Passing' is on view until July 13.
Open Thursday-Saturday, 11-6pm, and by appointment. 

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Nicola Wright

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Hsi-Nong Huang


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