A number of photos from Felicia Chiao’s first solo present in New York Metropolis. Chiao’s autobiographical work provides visible representations of extremely particular but completely acquainted elements of the human expertise, creating worlds through which emotions tackle bodily kind. In “Unusual Ache” one’s anxiousness seems as an amorphous blob looming across the nook and melancholy a persistent, cat-like companion. As Chiao explains additional:
“Unusual Ache is in regards to the small, undefinable pains you generally really feel when nothing is particularly incorrect. It may well come as that ache you’re feeling from a tragic music or that fleeting wave of despair that comes over you whereas ready for water to boil. It may be the tightness in your chest earlier than a social occasion or that imprecise sense of guilt you generally get, though you’ve performed nothing incorrect. Unusual pains are laborious to place into phrases however this physique of labor does its greatest to discover them.”
Regardless of Chiao’s deal with emotions of discomfort, her work evokes its personal sense of coziness and camaraderie as we will all share a way of recognition or benefit from the easy fantastic thing about a tree rising out of a constructing towards the solar. See extra photos from “Unusual Ache” under or on show at Harman Projects December 17 – January 7.