Melissa Huang: Artist Talk & Opening Reception – Brenau University Galleries

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Melissa Huang: Artist Talk & Opening Reception – Brenau University Galleries

January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Do not miss this wonderful and engaging exhibition opening and artist talk that is FREE and open to the public.

Brenau University Galleries presents: Melissa Huang’s dynamic solo exhibition, Body Cloud – filled with colorful Glitch inspired paintings and video portraiture that studies the desire, failure, and dissonance associated with portraying an idealized self for a digital audience.

In Huang’s recent body of work, she considers how those of us coming of age with the internet have constructed alternative identities online—fantasies, really—that bear little resemblance to the person “IRL” (In Real Life). Internet-era artists have built convincingly realistic perfect girls. I take the perfect girl concept to its next logical step by transforming my image beyond the point of believable authenticity: it is fragmented, replicated, and distorted to the point of becoming disconnected from her real body. Ultimately, Huang uses much of her work to dismantle the complicated archetypes to which women must conform in our ever-changing cyber landscape.

The exhibition will open Jan. 11th, 2024.

Opening reception will be Jan.11th from 5:30 -7PM at Leo Castelli Gallery in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts.
Artist Talk at 6PM.

Live Violin music will be performed by Catherine Evergreen who has worked with Mardi Gras Productions, PopUp NY, Music Under New York, Times Square Alliance, and Dekalb Market Hall with wonderful food, wine and beverage.

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January 11
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Brenau Galleries
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Castelli Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University
429 Academy Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
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