Winnie Truong, Too Late to Wait, Coloured pencil and cut paper, 2016

Papercuts

Winnie Truong

Main Gallery

March 15 – April 20, 2018

Papercuts is an ongoing series combining collage and drawing to explore a dialogue between the female form and the intersections between hair, beauty, nature and the drawn line. This series includes collaged cut-paper drawings, studies, and an animation to depict wimmin figures existing in environments that are in-between tame and wild. Fantasy foliage and flora emerge from the wrinkles, rolls, and orifices of the body; manifesting as braided pillars and frayed fronds in ways that are as freeing as they are burdensome, and as discomforting as they are beautiful. Suspended in their own worlds, these wimmin subvert physical and biological possibilities by birthing their own environments, thus emphasizing the female body as a wellspring of endless creation and expression.

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Winnie Truong is a Toronto artist working with drawing and animation to explore ideas of identity, feminism, and fantasy and finding its connections and transgressions in the natural world. She has exhibited her work across Canada, the US and Europe with solo presentations at Volta New York Art Fair, Pulse Miami Art Fair and Art Toronto. She is the recipient of visual arts grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Arts Council for the Arts, and is a 2017 recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship. She has been the artist in residence of the Brucebo Scholarship in Sweden, and at the Doris McCarthy Artist in residence at Fool’s Paradise. Her cut-paper drawings have been included in the CBC program The Exhibitionists and The Sunshine Eaters curated by Lisa Deanne Smith. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Bank of Denmark, and EQ Bank.

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