The Eve Of... at Portland ’Pataphysical Society and PDX Contemporary

Projection, 2014, video installation: video, wood, fabric, acrylic, TRT 7:14; 80 x 32 x 32.125 inches / 203 x 81 x 82 cm

Projection (installation view at Portland ’Pataphysical Society), 2014, video installation: video, wood, fabric, acrylic, TRT 7:14; 80 x 32 x 32.125 inches / 203 x 81 x 82 cm.

For her first exhibition in Portland, Yap brings a series of sculptures and a stop-motion video examining uncertain psychological states. Mirrors, colored vinyl, Mylar, plastic bags, and asphalt-based paint are used to create props and scenes of light and darkness.

The project is inspired by the decisive moment after setbacks and before actions. The Eve of… Recent works by Christine Wong Yap was on exhibit at the Portland ’Pataphysical Society, with a satellite window project at PDX Contemporary, and was presented in partnership with c3:initiative and Portland State University.

Read Jeff Jahn’s “First Thursday Picks, June 2015” on PORT/PortlandArt.net (June 4, 2015).

Caption: Christine Wong Yap, The Eve Of..., 2014–2015, mixed media. Installation views at Portland ‘Pataphysical Society and PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR. // Windows and Miniature Windows, Christine Wong Yap, c3:studio residency, c3:initiative, Portland, OR, May–June, 2015. Artwork © Christine Wong Yap. All rights reserved. // Photo of window at PDX Contemporary: Gwendolyn Courtney.

Thanks to Josephine Zarkovich and David Huff at Portland ‘Pataphysical Society; Shir Ly Grisanti and Erin Mallea at c3:initiative; Jenn Woodward at Pulp & Deckle; Caitlin and James at PDX Contemporary; Devan, Gwendolyn Courtney, Matthew Gaston, and Jonathan.