K Y Fina Yeung

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Work1
Title: Feminine Lines In A Cage
Year: 2015
Materials: Installaion with cardboard, arcylic paint, thread, photograph
Dimensions: H Variable W  D

Work2
Title: Feminine Lines In A Cage (detail)
Year: 2015
Materials: Installaion with cardboard, arcylic paint, thread, photograph
Dimensions: H Variable W  D

Work3
Title: City After Dark I
Year: 2015
Materials: Giclee Print
Dimensions: H 13″ W 19″ D

Work4
Title: City After Dark II
Year: 2015
Materials: Giclee Print
Dimensions: H 13″ W 19″ D

Work5
Title: White Space VI
Year: 2015
Materials: White paper and cardboard mounted on primed panel
Dimensions: H 12″ W 16″ D

Statement:

My recent works express my feeling of reconnecting with city life through cardboard installation, photography and works on paper. I use cardboard and paper materials to construct shapes that give forms to my emotional relationship with urban living. My photographic work captures the unique architectural sensibility of my sculpted forms with cardboard and paper. I consider architecture a form of meditation, a path toward finding one’s identity and spiritual home.

The installation, entitled “Feminine Lines In A Cage”, focuses on migrant women’s living space in New York City. The installation consists mixed media of cardboard painting, photography and personal interviews, expressing the contemporary reality of urban living. The conceptual living space is constructed with cardboard and thread, painted and arranged on walls. “Feminine lines” are not only the visual lines created on cardboard but also the spoken lines from the migrant women, whose stories reveal the complex experiences living in the urban cage. Their interviews are placed alongside the cardboard arrangement.

Another body of work on paper, entitled “White Space”, I meditate on the idea of living space and the structure of buildings in a city. I cut out white papers into stripes and geometric shapes, then, carefully placing them on cardboard to create an architectural relief sculpture. Alongside the reliefs are a series of photographic presentation of light and shadow of the reliefs. The photographic work is to reflect the spirit of architecture and what has remained in my memory of a city—a sacred place come alive in shadow.

Resume:

K Y Fina Yeung was born in Hong Kong and has lived in different places in United States for 25 years. She was a resident of Guam, major in painting and photography at the University of Guam and University of Montana. In 2012, Fina moved to Brooklyn and settled her studio in Bushwick. Fina’s artworks have been exhibited in New Jersey and New York, including Rutgers University, Paul Robson Galleries, Brooklyn Arts Council, BRIC Arts Media House, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, and open studios in Brooklyn. In May and June 2015, she exhibited her black and white photos of Hong Kong urban architectural structures in a two-woman exhibition in Greenwich Village. Another mixed media cardboard installation, entitled “Feminine Lines In A Cage”, was on view at Walls-Ortiz Gallery and Center in New York City from September 2015 to January 2016. During Bushwick Open Studios 2015, Sinovision TV gave a detail coverage and interview for her latest installation work. Fina strongly believes that working with the community can empower people with diverse backgrounds, especially migrant women. In addition, her large-scale paintings are permanently displayed at the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, NJ (associated with the children’s hospital), as well as in the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Malaysia.

Place: Brooklyn, NY

Contact: fina@veryfinaart.com

Website: http://www.veryfinaart.com