Harman Tasks is happy to give Extraordinary Ache, a solo exhibition by way of artist Felicia Chiao. This would be the artist’s first solo presentation in New York Town. Taking the acquainted and skewing it in surreal techniques, Felicia Chiao illustrates painful human emotion by way of growing visible representations of emotions that may in most cases most effective be skilled. Whether or not or not it’s a room without a home windows or the darkish bulbous personification of inside combat, the “Extraordinary Ache” referenced all the way through the exhibition is clear.
Chiao’s autobiographical paintings chooses to concentrate on susceptible facets of what it method to be human. She creates worlds through which our concern, nervousness and melancholy seem as bodily as they really feel. Given this new bodily shape, they’re illustrated as amorphous blobs sitting on our laps pinning us down beneath the load of melancholy, as smothering nervousness looming across the subsequent nook, and as a pit in our abdomen when we will be able to now not in finding the inducement to be productive as noticed in Lamp Mild, pictured above.
Loneliness persists all the way through this frame of labor, the artist makes use of singular lighting fixtures shone on her figures all through night time scenes and shadows forged all through day scenes to actually isolate them from the remainder of their international. Others are noticed looking at via their window at an outdoor international that has transform international to them, or suffering to seek out the need to devour breakfast, those solitary beings in finding themselves by myself with their ideas.
Felicia Chiao states, “Extraordinary Ache is in regards to the small, undefinable pains you occasionally really feel when not anything is in particular unsuitable. It might probably come as that pain you’re feeling from a tragic tune or that fleeting wave of melancholy that comes over you whilst looking forward to water to boil. It may be the tightness on your chest earlier than a social match or that imprecise sense of guilt you occasionally get, despite the fact that you’ve achieved not anything unsuitable. Extraordinary pains are laborious to position into phrases however this frame of labor does its best possible to discover them.”
In spite of the ubiquitous emotions of melancholy, there also are stunning moments that shine via and be offering an positive outlook. A tree emerging out of a development towards the solar, lushly blooming flora, and fridge magnets reminding the viewer that “Its good enough”.
The hole is Saturday, December seventeenth at 210 Rivington Boulevard, New York, NY, for the discharge of a brand new print in addition to a signing of Felicia Chiao’s e-book, Sketchbook 6 from 6pm to 7pm adopted by way of the outlet reception of Extraordinary Ache from 7pm to 8pm.