October Friends’ Night with Bryan Foong
Dates & times
Fri 30 October 2020, 18:00–19:00
Drill Hall Gallery
Image: Bryan Foong, It seems like every body here knows one another already, so let’s find our positions (Install Detail) 2019, dimensions variable. Image: David Patterson. ANU Art Collection.
Bryan Foong, Install detail, 2019, photo by David Patterson 920x518
We are very much looking forward to introducing you to local artist, Bryan Foong, whose work was recently acquired for the ANU Art Collection. We have invited Bryan for a short talk about his approach to abstraction.
Bryan Foong is an artist of Malaysian-Chinese heritage currently working and living on unceded Ngunnawal and Ngambri country. He is a recent Painting graduate from the ANU School of Art + Design (BVA Honours) with a background in biology and medicine. His Honours project drew on the logic of cruising to put forth a queer reconceptualisation of [P]ainting’s sovereign and colonial tendencies in gaze, time, and spatial production. Drawing upon Wong Kar Wai’s 1997 film Happy Together in an initial act of nostalgia and autobiographic identification, the film became a methodological ground to cruise matters of desire and queer representation, image/text performativity and failure, recursive/non-linear temporalities and the surface erotic as a wider critical examination of the politics of looking and inhabiting space. The work was awarded the 2019 Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize. Showings include the CAPO Emerging Artist Prize, Tributary Projects (ACT), SNO (Sydney), SPRING83 (Sydney) along with an upcoming solo exhibition at ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists Inc.)
Bryan has an upcoming solo exhibition at ANCA Gallery, Dickson as part of the 2019 Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS).
Bryan Foong, It seems like every body here knows one another already, so let’s find our positions (Install Detail) 2019, dimensions variable. Image: David Patterson. ANU Art Collection.
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