Winnie Truong: A Slow Immersion

Katie Merchant/March 03, 2013

Check out Toronto-based artist Winnie Truong’s latest (and incredibly beautiful) series, A Slow Immersion, below. Or, if you happen to be in Toronto over the next few weeks, stop by ESP Gallery and see the show in real life. P.S. Look how cute Winnie was at the opening last Thursday!

“Truong continues to explore the artist’s ongoing relationship with hair beyond beauty and accoutrement and into a direction of a object and environs. Through delicate, labor-intensive drawing, Truong’s anomalous subjects examine the possibility of hair as a veil and as an object of comfort, while also remaining a self-consuming and self-inspiring muse. Whether they are comforted or encumbered, swarmed or swaddled Truong’s subjects are visual narratives of the artist’s tangible relationship with mark making and the increasingly immersive nature of line and labour in her own practice.  A Slow Immersion examines monumental drawing as a product and physical feat that engrosses both the drawn subject and the viewer in an immense thicket of line and colour.

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