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At this time on check out at Harman Projects in New York Town until January 7th, 2023 is artist Felicia Chiao’s solo exhibition, “Strange Agony.”

Taking the acquainted and skewing it in surreal methods, Felicia Chiao
illustrates unpleasant human emotion by building visual representations of emotions that can ordinarily only be expert. Irrespective of whether it be a place with no home windows or the darkish bulbous personification of interior struggle, the “Strange Pain” referenced during the exhibition is evident.

Chiao’s autobiographical work chooses to concentrate on susceptible aspects of what it suggests to be human. She results in worlds in which our dread, stress and anxiety and depression surface as actual physical as they feel. Presented this new bodily type, they are illustrated as amorphous blobs sitting down on our laps pinning us down less than the weight of melancholy, as smothering anxiety looming close to the up coming corner, and as a pit in our tummy when we can not discover the motivation to be productive as witnessed in Lamp Mild, pictured previously mentioned.

Loneliness persists all through this system of get the job done, the artist employs singular lights shone on her figures in the course of night scenes and shadows cast through day scenes to effectively isolate them from the relaxation of their world. Many others are found gazing via their window at an outdoors environment that has grow to be foreign to them, or struggling to come across the will to consume breakfast, these solitary beings come across on their own alone with their thoughts.

Felicia Chiao states, “Weird Pain is about the small, undefinable pains you in some cases truly feel when very little is exclusively wrong. It can arrive as that ache you really feel from a sad music or that fleeting wave of despair that arrives above you when waiting around for h2o to boil. It can be the tightness in your upper body prior to a social event or that vague perception of guilt you from time to time get, even however you’ve carried out absolutely nothing wrong. Strange pains are difficult to put into terms but this physique of function does its finest to discover them.”

Regardless of the at any time current inner thoughts of despair, there are also beautiful moments that glow by way of and supply an optimistic outlook. A tree soaring out of a setting up toward the solar, lushly blooming flowers, and fridge magnets reminding the viewer that “Its ok”.

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