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21 April – 1 May 2004

Wandering Boundless and Free - A Visual Trajectory is an exhibition composed of paintings, installation, and video projection. Based on the idea of transformation in the ancient Chinese philosophy Daoism, Sung explores the concept of impermanence in the relationship between humanity and nature. In Daoism, the mutual dependency of all things leads to the deconstruction of the binary opposition of subject and object and thus conveys the elimination of hierarchies and the privileging of one position over another. Daoism propagates the collapse of the human-centric worldview.

Using light fabric, xuan paper, translucent mediums, and Chinese ink painting and calligraphy techniques, Sung builds up layers of luminous surfaces on the paintings that allude to the transient world. The paintings, together with an installation that involves a video projection and alteration of the gallery's physical space, Sung creates a visual and physical continuum in which viewers can glide through and traverse. The exhibition invites the viewers to experience the freedom of Dao.

Please join us for the public reception of Wandering Boundless and Free on Thursday, 22 April from 5-8 pm. The Art Gallery of York University is located at York University in the North Ross Building, Suite 145, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto. For the Sung exhibition, gallery hours are Tuesday Friday, 11am 4pm and Saturday, 11am 6pm. Admission is free.

Doris Sung is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at York University. Sung has exhibited in various galleries in Toronto, China, and her native Hong Kong. She has had several solo exhibitions at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto. Select group exhibitions include: Body as (ready to be re-) made (Propeller, Toronto), China Turns: There's No Problem Today (Glendon Gallery, Toronto), Contemporary Ink Wash Painting Exhibition and Symposium (Shandong, China) and Conversing Identity (HK Art Centre, Hong Kong).

Art Gallery of York University | Accolade East Building, 4700 Keele Street | Toronto ON M3J 1P3 | agyu [at] yorku.ca