Cassie Phan: back in face out
October 14 - November 8, 2013
Reception: October 18, 6-9pm
Master of Fine Arts Candidate at University of North Texas Cassie Phan presents her thesis exhibition back in face out. Playful and deceptively light-hearted, Phan’s painting, installation, and video work employs found objects and other materials to create relationships that hint at a personal narrative – one that creates an unease the longer one looks.
Excerpt from Phan’s artist statement:
Up-ended chairs, color-banded giant pick-up sticks and tiny sentimental figurines abound. Herein lie the brightly colored and playful aspects of my installations, paintings and video work, acting as material description upon first glance and yet alluding to a darker story. Beyond the veil of colorful distractions, the subtlety of secrets is imbued through positioning, manipulation and combinations of carefully selected found objects and materials. With these objects acting as metaphors for unease, discomfort and uncertainty as well as strength and comfort, the dichotomy of fragility and resilience becomes paramount.