“New Vessels, Unmade Structures” by Artist Sapira Cheuk at Core Contemporary

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The exhibition at Core Contemporary will include Artist Sapira Cheuk's newest works, produced within the first year of her relocation to Las Vegas, Nevada. The ink and paper installations and works on paper draw upon sources from both traditional Chinese art and Classical Greek sculpture. Together, they examine how notions of individual agency and external directives (cultural, economic, and aesthetic) work to shape the body, physically and metaphysically, and distort its ability to experience. Cheuk’s work revolves around issues of the body and embodiment. Her practice incorporates traditional Sumi Ink painting techniques and geometric elements to depict the complexity of the Subject, agency, and corporeality, while building an alternative narrative of not only bodily desires, but also intersubjective relations. Curated by gallery owner, Nancy Good, who states, “There is an aesthetic to Cheuk's work that conveys a certain dignity and grace. The contemporary finesse of her lines and brushstrokes do not disguise her classical understanding of the human form, though her shapes may completely obscure their origin upon first glance. And, I am particularly excited about the large site-specific paper installation that will be a major component of this exhibition.”

Sapira Cheuk’s work revolves around issues of the body, embodiment, and women’s sexuality. Her work incorporates traditional Sumi Ink painting techniques and geometric elements to depict the complexity of the Subject and corporeality, while building an alternative narrative of not only bodily desires, but also intersubjective relations. Cheuk has exhibited in over 60 exhibitions, including those at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Riverside Art Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Museum, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, and The Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. She received her BA at University of California, Riverside and MFA from California State University, San Bernardino.

Artist Sapira Cheuk, www.sapiracheuk.com

June 28th – August 1st

Opening Reception: 6:30-8:30pm

Friday, June 28th

CORE CONTEMPORARY, Gallery of Fine Art
900 Karen Avenue, Suite D216-D222
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.corecontemporary.com
702-805-1166

Jorge Lara