12 June – 29 June 2013: Annette Chang – Responding to Time


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In this body of work, Chang questions the linear conception of time as flowing towards a singular trajectory. Time instead, is conceived as a stratified continuum or a series of layers, a fusion of memory, subjectivity and context.

This notion of layering is central to Chang’s practice, as an aesthetic directive, a creative technique and a metaphor for the dense and multifaceted experience of daily life.

Through contrasting areas of highly textured collage and delicate washes of paint, serenity and fervor are alternately expressed, revealing an emotional and experiential understanding of time that provides an alternative to the rigid ticking of the clock.