Photographs from Jin-Ya Huang’s Remote series will be on view at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery November 13th, 2008 through January 16th, 2009. This is Jin-Ya Huang’s first solo exhibition at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery. There will be an opening reception on November 13th from 6-9pm.
Huang’s photographs allow free reign over line and color to create unique compositions. "These abstract, complex, and intimate images examine memories and explorations into my childhood and growing experiences as a Taiwanese American," explains Huang. These autobiographical works incorporate natural occurrences, modern technology and, in some instances, elements of her own body.
It is within abstraction that Huang finds her breath, emphasizing color before form. She leads us in a loss of reference where the only places remaining are bright spots. Her deft eye explores light and disrupts visible reality with inner vibrations.
As she captures symbolic lines, Huang gathers remote memories in order to save them from loss and overcome her past. In this way, she leads us through the hypnotic vertigo of her own childhood and her fear of oblivion. These photographs express a sensory trail that begins with the glaring Channel Change, followed by shimmering darkness in Marfa Lights, and returns via the incandescent XX/XY. They resonate with a rhythm and sound reminiscent of early 20th-century painting, while their abstraction paves the way for an entirely new form of representation. "I see photography as an extension of painting. I paint with my camera," says Huang.
Jin-Ya Huang was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan until the age of 13, when she moved with her family to the US. Through abstract photography, she is able to translate and convey her history with meaning, while still holding onto the present. Based in Texas, Huang has shown in various exhibitions including Painting Continuum, University of North Texas, Denton, TX; and Mulcahy Modern ‘07, Mulcahy Modern, Dallas, TX.