Doris Sung MFA
Sung attends York University in Toronto, Canada where she has received a
Bachelorís degree and a Masterís Degree in Fine Arts. Currently she is
a Doctorate Candidate in Social & Political Thought.
on the idea of transformation in the ancient Chinese philosophy Daoism,
Sung explores the concept of impermanence in the relationship between
humanity and nature. In Daoism, the mutual dependency of all things leads
to the deconstruction of the binary opposites of subject and object, it
thus conveys the elimination of hierarchies and the privileging of one
position over another. Daoism propagates the collapse of the human-centric
light fabric, Xuan paper, translucent mediums and Chinese ink painting and
calligraphy techniques, Sung builds up layers of luminous surfaces on the
paintings that allude to the transient world. The paintings, together with
an installation that involves a video projection and alteration of the
galleryís physical space, Sung creates a visual and physical continuum
in which viewers can glide through and traverse. The exhibition invites
the viewers to experience the freedom of Dao.
Sung has been actively involved with institutions and artist collectives
in Toronto. She was a past board director of the A Space Gallery, Zen Mix
2000 and past President of Propeller Gallery.
artwork is represented by XEXE Gallery of Toronto, Canada.