4 November 2016 6pm - 7pm
Mercer Union Members-Only Cocktail Hour
Please join us on Friday 4 November for a one hour mix by Toronto artist Amy Wong. Members enjoy a drink on the house with good company and a chance to experience Duane Linklater’s exhibition after hours.
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Amy Wong is an oil painter who navigates mixtape culture to claim feminist space. Wong is interested in the politics of representation, in transnational aesthetics, and Diaspora empowerment as expressed through the re-direction of visual and sonic pop cultural tropes.
Her expanded practice ranges from painting-based installation to collaborative projects that explore the politics of making noise. This includes the founding The Angry Asian Feminist Gang (AAFG), a collective of Diaspora cultural producers; Soul Train Electrical Circus Living Room Dance Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she played the role of a DJ to occupy the Art Gallery of Ontario’s historic Walker Court alongside dance troupe HATAW and artists of colour; Internet Tab Guitar Jam, a happening inside Alexandre David’s sculpture where shy non-musicians taught each other to play and sing together; andKaraoke Afterparty, commissioned by painter Marlene Dumas to take over Wong’s studio. Recent exhibitions include Relational in a Braided Way at 357 Projects, a cumulative painting-based installation in curator Suzanne Carte’s bedroom; and The Art of Hanging Pictures at Eyelevel Gallery, a cumulative installation inviting the Halifax community to contribute objects of sentimental value. Forthcoming projects include AAFG reads Model Minority at Art Metropole; an installation/rave at NN in Joshua Tree, California; and a collaborative exhibition with library patrons as the Toronto Arts Council’s Artists in the Library Program. Wong completed her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, MFA at York University in Toronto and post-graduate studies at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.