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Feb. 22, 2012
By Cynthia Creek, media assistant
Los Angeles artist Ching Ching Cheng will showcase her works in painting, drawing, sculpture and installation during “Obsess,” a new exhibit in Northwest Missouri State University’s Olive DeLuce Art Gallery.
“Obsess” opens Monday, Feb. 27, with Cheng presenting a lecture at 7 p.m. in Room 244 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, followed by a reception in the DeLuce Art Gallery. The exhibit continues through Friday, March 30.
“It’s exciting to see a young artist like Cheng so engaged in her work, and she is a good person to talk to young artists at Northwest,” said Laura Kukkee, associate professor of art.
Cheng received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. She recently exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental and Sales Gallery, The Craig Krull Gallery and in Gallery 825 at the Los Angeles Art Association. Cheng also completed a three-month artist-in-residency program at 943 Studio in Kunming, China.
Her works focus on symbolic and abstract art forms that allow the viewer to draw their own conclusion and connection. Cheng’s artwork is influenced by perception, psychology and nature.
“I always put myself in the situation to make the subject matter more personal to me, so my work gives an intimate and personal account of my own experiences, while simultaneously encouraging the viewer to recall their own,” Cheng said. “My work is symbolic and conceptual. I present subject matter outside the self from this psychological position.”
The DeLuce Art Gallery is open 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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