VillageOneArt is honored to present the first solo exhibition in collaboration with Emily Cheng, a prominent figure among contemporary Chinese-American female artists. Emily Cheng’s work, combining semiotics and visual imagery, portrays and constructs spiritual connections between humanity, nature, and the cosmos, embodying her pursuit of human origins and the essence of the universe. Her artworks are characterized by their simplicity and abstraction, vibrant and luminous colors. Arrangements of points, lines, and various geometric shapes have become her signature, with compositions that exude order through meticulous rationality. Color layouts and variations create a sense of temporal depth and spatial breadth. The artworks pulsate with the dynamism of celestial bodies, revealing a grand serenity. Through the art’s use of negative space and color tones, we sense an aura of Eastern aesthetics. Gazing at her works, we experience childlike joy, comfort, and spiritual strength.
Born and raised in the United States, Emily received a systematic education here, while her Chinese heritage endowed her with a rich background in Eastern culture and philosophy. This unique upbringing has kept her intimately familiar with both Eastern and Western artistic systems while maintaining a certain distance, resulting in a style that seamlessly blends the two. Emily has received numerous awards, including the 1982-1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the 1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her works have been exhibited and permanently collected by institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum, Taipei Contemporary Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Ayala Museum in the Philippines, the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the National Academy of Arts in the United States, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Museum of Modern Art in Cartona, the U.S. Embassy in China, and Chai Wan Subway Station in Hong Kong.
September 7, 2023 – October 28, 2023
Thursday, September 7th, 5 – 8 PM
150 W 25th #403,
New York, NY 10001
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Founded in 2018, VillageOneArt is a women-led contemporary art space founded by gallerist Vivienne Yang and curator Christy Qin in the neighborhood of Chelsea, NYC, showcasing works from local and international artists of diverse backgrounds. The gallery’s foundational principles are established upon exploring the infinite bounds of human imagination through expansive and innovative mediums.VillageOneArt Gallery serves as a necessary bridge between art and the public sphere, with a soul reflecting the evolving spirit of our era. Each exhibition sparks a temporal and cultural dialogue, inviting rich reflection and thought-provoking perspectives.
(text & photo courtesy of VillageOneArt)