October 15th - October 31, 2019
Daydream is an immersive installation that invites the audience to sit, touch, and experience a world of fantasy and play.
Featuring works by James Hsieh and Michelle Le Nguyen, Daydream is the first installment of an immersive installation mini series curated by Slow Burn NYC and in collaboration with TimeOut Market NYC.
Top: Follow Me (2017), James Hsieh | Bottom Right: The Language of... (2019), Michelle Le Nguyen
The Language of... (2019), Michelle Le Nguyen
Artist James Hsieh installing Follow Me (2017)
Follow Me, 2017 are fabric ant sculptures made of felt, polyfill, velcro, and foam created by artist James Hsieh.
Hsieh is a graduate of Parson Fine Art MFA program in New York. He explores various materials and media to further develop and diversify his art practice. Hsieh is best known for his soft sculptures made from vibrant color felt and poly-fill. His work transforms soft fabrics into solid sculptures with intriguingly unique appearances. Hsieh explores his dreams and memories that depict the complexities of the subconscious mind through a combination of color, textile, culture and symbolism. His works have been widely exhibited and are in the permanent collection at White Rabbit Gallery, one of the biggest contemporary art institutions in Australia.
The Language of..., 2019 is a video installation that uses imagery and sound from various TV commercials, films, and vhs/found footage to communicate the thoughts and feelings of the condition and development of our world from each TV. Created by artist Michelle Le Nguyen.
Nguyen is a multimedia and installation based artist using repurposed materials such as old commercials, vhs tapes, childhood films and literature to manipulate pre-existing narrative to reveal underlying meanings and
dark truths. Her current works have incorporated these themes into participatory and interactive nature-esque spaces and installations.