Hilary Hung: Amorphous

April 26 – May 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 7 – 9pm

Hilary Hung, Amorphous (detail), 2017-2019

Amorphous explores the materiality of edible rice paper. The sculptures in this exhibition are formed with gravity through a process of material negotiation between the artist’s hand and the inherent physically properties of rice paper. While each sculpture is hollow in form, it holds a material memory of the body’s labour and the tools used. As an installation, the sculptural forms define space but do not fill it, acting as floating extensions of the gallery architecture. The exhibition surveys 2 years of material research on edible rice paper and the possibilities for material manipulation in this ongoing project.

Hilary Hung’s art practice questions how material can mediate meaning. Her projects start with a fascination for a material and continue as experiments. She negotiates with the material’s inherent properties in the making process and allows for moments of contingency. Her large-scale works make the body a material constituent in her sculptural installations by influencing how viewers perceive and navigate space. Subverting the static nature of sculpture, her practice examines the potential for materials to subtly shift even as they are exhibited. Her installations are often in flux and challenge what it means to be in the past, present and future. Her experiments, revealing the vast possibilities to manipulate materials, parallel our fluidity of knowledge and perception.

Hilary is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s School of Fine Art and Music Studio Art program. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal and Guelph including spaces like the Gladstone Hotel and the Georgian Bay National Park. She is also an Artist Educator and currently teaches at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

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