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Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng New Work in New York

  • Date:2015-07-31

Curated by Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc.
Presented by Residency Unlimited and Artists Alliance Inc.
Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York

Opening Reception: Friday, August 14 from 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: August 14 – September 13, 2015

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
120 Essex Street (inside the Essex Market), New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm

Being Here, an exhibition of recent work by Taiwanese artists Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng, curated by Jodi Waynberg. With each artist working in New York for a brief period of time, the city becomes a central character in their new projects: Being and The Imprints of New York. Both artists continue their investigations of the behavioral and material differences between cultures and, through imprinted compositions of discarded recyclables and porcelain clay cast shoes, create a diaristic interpretation of their intersections with the people and substances that make up a new city. From these observations, Liu and Meng compose new images, stories and connections that allow a sense of familiarity in an unfamiliar space.


Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc in New York City. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several group and solo exhibitions including Liminal Inversions (Residency Unlimited, 2012), Philip Emde Destroyed My Life (Cuchifritos Gallery, 2013), The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 (Cuchifritos Gallery, 2014) and the forthcoming Little Gloating Eve (NYC and Milan 2014). Before joining AAI, Waynberg worked as Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, where she curated and worked on numerous exhibitions including Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949 and Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World). She has served as a visiting critic at Residency Unlimited, The Wassaic Project, and the Hunter College MFA Program. Waynberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in art history, earning honors for her thesis Judgement’s Consumption: De-flective Judgement and Thomas Struth’s Museum Photographs series.

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