On the Road by Cindy Leung
This Fall 2021, the Gillespie Museum presents On the Road, a small exhibit of surprising ceramic creations by multilingual sculpture artist Cindy Leung. Cindy uses porcelain, silk and tea in unique, hybrid constructions to explore linguistics and how colonialism—particularly the colonial history of Hong Kong—contributed to code-switching in a post-structuralist way. The objects, she explains, “portray how cultures collide with tension and harmony at times, as well as the flexible nature of how things come together.” Her recent work investigates the complexities of personal identity within community, and is, she says, “a visual manifestation of the hybridity inherent within languages and cultures.”
Leung visited Stetson on September 8 for an Artist Talk, co-sponsored by the Department of Creative Arts and associated with her pop-up solo show in the off-campus garage gallery Still Life with Fruit at Tom's Auto Repair in DeLand. She discussed her latest sculpture collection “A Borrowed Place on Borrowed Time,” from which the pieces in On the Road were selected. On September 15, 2021 the Gillespie Museum will host an Opening Reception, with Tea, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the museum, with the Stetson Environmental Club and Hatter Harvest. Please Join Us! On the Road will be on display in the museum from September 15-December 3, 2021. You can learn more about Cindy Leung and her art on her website.
Safer Stetson protocols will be in place for all in-person events and indoors attendance at the museum, including wearing masks and maintaining social distance.