Winnie Truong: invisible/visible
November 22–December 20, 2014
November 22 - December 20, 2014
Opens: Saturday November 22nd, 2-6pm
In her fourth solo exhibition with ESP, Winnie Truong presents a new series following her continued fascination with hair and its relationship to line. Truong plays within the boundaries of drawing, challenging the possibilities of a single and static surface. Invisible/visible conceals and reveals the internal images within the immediately visible subjects of each drawing. Through hidden imagery, she re-imagines her portraits as X-Rays. This new series consists of layered drawings of blue and red on translucent surfaces. Alternate images are obscured within a single drawing surface, with viewing devices provided as tools for further inspection. The viewer can examine, conceal and reveal the latent imagery, shifting their focus from the invisible to the visible.
Born in 1988, Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto, where she received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Truong is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council visual arts grants and is the recipient of numerous awards, including W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was featured at VOLTA, NY Art Fair. Her work has been published in numerous art publications, including the cover of Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, and Bank of Denmark.