Owen Leong: Breathe Residency
19 June – 13 September 2006
Owen Leong is an Australian born Chinese artist living in a nation with a history of racial anxiety. Throughout popular culture, images are impregnated with a sense of whiteness that recapitulates one’s difference through race. Leong’s work grapples with an urgency to move beyond structures that bind notions of identity to our bodies, where body language and behavioral patterns become a vehicle through which this escape is staged. During his Breathe residency, Leong will be developing new sculpture and video works to explore the constructs with which the body is physically, socially and culturally framed.