Sarah Faux | yuztalk: Canvas as a body


Time: 14:00-15:30, Jun.24, 2018

Venue: 3F Glass Atrium

Guest: Sarah Faux, Deng Tianyuan

Language: English/Chinese

Charge: Free admission





About the Talk


Painting often shows itself as a static object, but to effectively analyze a painting is to treat the practice as essentially a process, with the canvas being its medium. Why did reflections on the painterly medium in mid-20th century lead to American painters embracing abstraction? Why did artists pivot to body-related themes and practices afterwards? What did this have to do with abject art? Will painting ever be outdated?


This Sunday, New York-based artist Sarah Faux and art history doctoral scholar Deng Tianyuan will come to Yuz Museum to explore the way the canvas is used as an analogy for bodily experience in the former’s paintings and how one’s subconscious and intimate memories surface during the painterly process. 


About the Speakers


Tianyuan Deng (Ti Ti)


Raised in Shanghai and based in New York, Tianyuan Deng is a doctoral student and Lila Wallace fellow in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, under Thomas Crow. She focuses on theory and history of modern art and her writings have appeared on Artforum, Ocula, Chicago Maroons, among others. She holds a honors B.A. in art history from the University of Chicago and a M.A. from Columbia University in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Modern Art.


Interested in working from inter-cultural spaces, she is currently translating Thomas Crow’s book The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent (Yale University Press) into mainland academia. She is also regularly responsible for interpreting the research of Hong Kong’s Asian Art Archive. Before she inaugurated her doctoral studies, she worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as a coordinator for the museum’s Global Museum Leaders Colloquium, where museum directors from all continents convened for a two-week discussion of museological affairs. 


Sarah Faux


Sarah Faux (b. 1986, Boston, MA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA from Yale University, and a joint BA/BFA from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions at Stems Gallery in Brussels, BE and at Thierry Goldberg Gallery and Cuevas Tilleard Projects in New York, NY. Faux's work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, including at Nevven Gallery (Gothenberg, Sweden), Fredericks & Freiser (New York, NY), ltd los angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai, CN) and The RISD Museum of Art (Providence, RI). Faux has participated in numerous artist's residencies including Yaddo, the Ox-bow School of Art and Tilleard Projects in Lamu, Kenya. Her paintings have been reviewed in artcritical, Surface Magazine, Modern Painters, The Wall Street Journal, Interview Magazine, Hyperallergic, ArtReview Asia, Flash Art and Artsy, among others.

June 20, 2018