Mandy Tsung: No Man’s Land & Into the Woods II @ Haven Gallery

Haven Gallery (Northport, NY) presents Mandy Tsung‘s solo exhibition “No Man’s Land” and a group exhibition that explores the dualistic nature of the forest “Into the Woods II”. From day one, Haven Gallery consistently curates and presents well-thought-out, well-balanced, and visually arresting shows. These two simultaneous shows are no different. Expect to see your new favorite artworks. If you happen to be in the Long Island are this weekend, don’t miss the chance to view them in person.

Mandy Tsung “No Man’s Land”
Into the Woods II

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates:
October 21 – November 26, 2017

Haven Gallery

155 Main St., Suite 4
The Carriage House Square
Northport, NY 11768

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday – Sunday | 12pm– 6pm

For additional information and preview images, please contact Erica at info@havenartgallery.com

Mandy Tsung “No Man’s Land”

Press Release:

Haven Gallery is pleased to present “No Man’s Land”, a solo exhibition of new work by Canadian based artist Mandy Tsung. “No Man’s Land” is Tsung’s first solo show with the gallery and will include fifteen new portraits of various sitters bestowing elements of androgyny and exuding subtle complexities of intimate emotion by means of gesture and expression. In particular, Tsung chose subjects who demonstrate through both their appearance and movements, the complex nature of femininity. Femininity in this case is without regard to gender, but instead, the visual cues and personal dispositions that create the construct of the feminine, such as grace, softness, sensitivity and perceived style.

Tsung captures each subject with the aid of her selective, sensitive and emotive application of graphite, oil and acrylic media. The variations in color, echoes of emotion through suspended faces, eyes and mouths and delicate nature of the graphite medium embrace the multifaceted nature of the feminine and communicate a delicate sensitivity and intimate glimpse into the inner sentiments of her sitter. With this emphasis on the feminine through the use of indeterminate details of gender, we catch a glimpse of those depicted, sans the societal screen of gender identity, and purely for their empathetic and emotive expressions and gestures found in both their most clandestine and confrontational moments of intimacy.

About Mandy Tsung:

Mandy’s work revolves around the feminine figure. Having grown up surrounded by literature, magazines, and comics that depict captivating women, her impulse is to both emulate and subvert the imagery that informs her view of what it is to be a woman, a person, really, in this modern age. This picture is made complex and, often, contradictory by the fact that she is of mixed ethnicity. Notions of gender become acute when she chooses models who are neither man or woman; who identify as non-binary. Ultimately, the characters in her paintings are meant to be emotive; to communicate the depths of human experience through gestures and expressions.

She was born in Banff, but spent most of her formative years in Calgary and Hong Kong. After completing a BFA in Sculpture at The Alberta College of Art and Design in 2007, she then moved to Vancouver where she now paints and tattoos full-time. She has exhibited in numerous galleries in North America, Japan, Germany, and Australia.

Into the Woods II

Press Release:

“Into the Woods II” is a group show focused on the bi-fold nature of the forest. The mystery, intrigue and surmised dangers of the woods make it an untrodden domain for some. While others find a home and haven in the beauty of the fecund faunascape. This exhibition explores the physical and metaphorical nature of this integral eco-system embracing personal tales, folklore and more. This is the second edition of this biennial exhibition.

Participating Artists:

Mahlimae, Daria Aksenova, Kelly McKernan, Chris Mars, Scott Radke, Brian Mashburn, Brin Levinson, Sasha Ira, Lauren Marx, Laurie Lee Brom, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Mall, Amy Katherine Minchew, Adam Burke, Marc Scheff, Tomasz Alen Kopera, Chris Austin, Adam Oehlers, Olga Esther, Miso, Julie FIlipenko, June Leeloo, Sarah Joncas, Joseph Weinreb, June Stratton, Vince Natale, Nicolas Bruno and Brendon Flynn.

Jean Pierre
Dik-dik, oil on wood, 6 x 6 inches

June Stratton
Oil, silver leaf on Arches oil paper, 20 x 20 inches

Lauren Marx
Last Summer Breath
Pen, watercolor, ink, marker, colored pencil, and graphite on hot-pressed watercolor paper, 10.75 x 16 inches

Kelly McKernan
Watercolor on paper mounted to cradled wood panel, 11 x 14 inches

Julie Filipenko
Every Lie I Said Was True
Graphite on paper, 19 x 15 inches

Brin Levinson
Static Wilderness
Oil on panel, 24 x 19 inches

Adam Oehlers
Watercolor, pen and pencil on 250 GSM paper, 13 x 8.4 inches

Adam Oehlers
Watercolor, pen and pencil on 250 GSM paper, 13 x 8.4 inches

Sarah Joncas
Oil and acrylic on panel, 12 x 9 inches

Sasha Ira
Oil, and acrylic on panel, 9 x 12 inches

We are wounded by the words people speak,
but we die from the ones that were never spoken

Stone clay, glass, Australian merino wool, moss, feathers, dried grass,
preserved trichosurus vulpecula tail, 5.5 x 3.5 inches

Scott Radke
Bat 1
Magic sculpt, burlap, acrylic paint, 25 x 12.5 x 5.5 inches

Joseph Weinreb
Eternal Gardens
Oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches, 21 x 25 inches framed

Olga Esther
The Sacred Heart of the Woods
Oil on wood, 16 x 21 inches,





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