Rites of Passage
April 4 - April 24, 2014
Galleri Benoni (formerly Gallery B15) is pleased to present Rites of Passage, an exhibition that explores the transition from youth to oblivion. Truong’s incredibly detailed drawings playfully imagine the feeling of age and the precariousness of time as a surface extension of character. The subjects in her portraits are poised for no specific occasion, neither celebrating nor lamenting their experience of humanity and death. With the experience of getting older, personality and psyche are in a state of flux, making the feelings of growth and decay simultaneous and ambiguous. The rites of passage then become unclear, leaving mortality to be donned and adorned by these characters merely as ornament.
Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto where she received her BFA from OCAD University. Working exclusively in pencil crayon, Truong’s practice continues to explore the possibilities of large-scale drawing and the expressiveness of hair as subject in her art. Truong has been featured in numerous art publications, blogs, and magazines. Her work can be seen in the N.Y times, the cover of Hi-Fructose Magazine and in Walk The Line : Art of Drawing. She has been shown at Volta fair N.Y., and Art Toronto. Her work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in KA, and Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto.
Rites of Passage is a show that marks the grand opening of the newest gallery in Cph. to explore the versatility of young and upcoming artists, working within a wide range of mediums. We hope to see you the 4/4 from 17-19 where the artist will be present. Drinks will be served. We look forward to welcome you.