Sapira Cheuk: Movement, Action, Location
On Exhibit in the James W Hansen Gallery from June 8 - September 10, 2023
Drawing from the wondrous and the every day of Chippewa Valley, artist Sapira Cheuk created a 30ft brush painting onsite at the Pablo Center. Visitors were encouraged to talk with the artist who then incorporated the impressions and visual interpretations gleaned from conversations with guests during the live event.
ARTIST STATEMENTS AND BIOS
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About Sapira Cheuk
I am interested in proprioception, ways of knowing through the body, and how these modes of knowledge reflect or internalize external experiences. My works seek out instances where the process of experiencing ultimately results in understanding and knowledge, that stems from physical and bodily events. My interest originates from the dynamics of interpersonal memories and has since evolved into themes such as aesthetic labor and ownership; physical isolation, and virtual connections; and cellular alterations through trauma, and psychological recoveries. While these ideas tend to be wide-ranging, my aesthetic choices are firmly based on ink and paper. As I was born in Hong Kong, Chinese Sumi painting aesthetics and materials heavily influenced my practice. The ink used is a specific blend of soluble and insoluble inks to create the effects characteristic to my work. The smooth gradation and abrupt fractures that exist simultaneously in each figure represents my experiences as an immigrant, negotiating two different cultures, values, and operating systems. Thus, the logic of my work has always been that the paper is the space that the ink, a stand-in for the body, occupies.
Interested in a work of art exhibited in one of our virtual galleries or exhibits? It may be available for purchase. To purchase a work of art, contact Rose, our Assistant Director of Artistic Programming.
All artwork pricing is set by the artists and is non-negotiable and non-refundable. All artwork sales are by commission with Pablo Center at the Confluence. Your purchase supports our endeavors to present quality visual art programming that is free and open to the public.