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September 9-12, 2021   Javits Center

Christine Wang

Meme Girl

2020
Presented by Night Gallery
Location: Central Lounge
Pier 90
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Curator's Statement

San Francisco–based painter Christine Wang’s bold and raucous paintings combine images with text to humorously confront a wide range of subjects—from women’s rage to the inexcusable denial of the realities of climate change. Wang’s work unapologetically critiques the way images and opinions circulate rapidly and without much thought on digital platforms, and the abundance of memes that distill large subjects into image and sound bites. Blowing up appropriated imagery and pithy texts into large-scale paintings, the works relish in satire and disturbing humor, yet Wang is intent on grappling with, and taking up as subject matter, the very serious and daunting realities of gun violence, sexual harassment, and climate change.

About the Artist

Christine Wang (b. 1985, Washington, D.C.) has had solo exhibitions at Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin and Munich; Reiseburogalerie, Cologne; Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center Gallery, Doha, Qatar; Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco; and Magenta Plains, New York, among others. Recent group exhibitions include Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; M. LeBlanc Gallery, Chicago; Et Al, San Francisco; the African American Museum in Philadelphia; and Foxy Production, New York, among others. In 2019, she was a finalist for SFMoMA's SECA Art Award, and in 2017, she was nominated for the Paulo Cunha E Silva Art Prize. Wang has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and Chashama North. She lives and works in San Francisco.