May 1, 2019 -
May 5, 2019
Randall's Island Park, New York
BANK is pleased to present Yanyan Huang's immersive, solo project for FRIEZE NY 2019. This ambitious project harnesses Huang’s distinctive vocabulary of classical botanical studies, ancient mythology, and Chinese calligraphic arts into the combined forms of painting, performance, garments and installation. For this presentation Huang’s bold and sinuous ink paintings envelop the booth as well as cloak a live model and the staff of BANK’s art fair stand creating what the artist calls “an immersive portal into an unknown universe one where a range of deep emotions unfolds onto walls. Here, everything and nothing matters, and eternity is accessible with a leap of faith. Built upon alternating waves of despair and heightened mania.”
Huang created the wallpaper frescoes from her daily ink studies in which she manipulates compulsive rhythms of obliteration and renewal by use of cinematic and performative methods. The two new paintings are a departure and distillation from her previous body of works, reflecting an ongoing psycho-poetic purification process.