Opening in conjunction with the August 9th Downtown Art Walk, and curated by Nat George, the exhibition will focus on two complementary bodies of work by the artist in which she transforms and rearranges humble, everyday materials into sculptural objects that now hold entirely different meanings.
The first body of work is sourced from Cheng's Build series, which explores identities found in everyday life through object-portraits that represent her as an artist, a wife, and a mother. Using domestic aprons, Cheng transforms the fabric into shapes reminiscent of building and architectural components. The second body of work comes from the artist's Camera Sculpture series, featuring exquisite "cameras" created with newsprint, books, negatives, and resin. The sculptures speak to her childhood fascination with mechanical devices, such as the camera, which exists solely to capture memories. For Cheng, the process of building these camera objects represents the process our brain goes through while storing memories, making a connection between what we see, what we remember, and what is actually there.
As part of the monthly Downtown Art Walk event, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 9th from 6-8 pm in the historic lobby of the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. 7th Street, and will feature Live Jazz by Granville "Danny" Young, and tasty flavors from local Brazilian favorite, Wood Spoon. The artist will be in attendance, and the artwork will be available for purchase.
The self-guided public art phenomenon known as the Downtown Art Walk brings thousands of art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the galleries, artist studios, and cultural institutions of the Historic Core, including the Fine Arts Building. More info at
What:              Permutations: Sculptural works by Ching Ching Cheng
When:             August 9 - October 7, 2018
                        Opening Reception: Thursday, August 9, 6-8pm (Downtown Art Walk)
                        Gallery Hours: 8am-8pm daily
Where:            The Fine Arts Building - a historic cultural monument
                        811 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Contact:         Nat George, Curator |
                        Art Meets Architecture |