Duets: Leekyung Kang and Ming Ying Hong

Duets

A duet is defined as being a musical composition where two  performers have equal importance in creating a piece.

Expanded's version of Duets brings two visual artist's works together to see how they could inform and redevelop the other. Excerpts from artist statements are also included to give a sense of where each artist is coming from. These two works are by Leekyung Kang and Ming Ying Hong.



Leekyung Kang



"The goal of this work is to expose the unseen and hidden spaces by capturing the raw and unfinished state of our present environment. I seek to challenge the conventional understanding of space that focuses on physical state, history, and transformation. Recently, through the exploration of digitized surfaces, my perception and perspective of reality has been altered."
-Leekyung Kang

Ming Yin Hong

Amalgamation Series

"In this continuing series, highly detailed drawings explore power through depictions of a reimagined body that is both beautiful and grotesque, masculine and feminine, vulnerable and assertive. The system in which some bodies are privileged over another is dismantled by combining the idealized with the abnormal. Masculinity no longer prevails over the feminine; strength no longer prevails over the delicate; and stability no longer prevails over the broken.  The work considers a more complex spectrum of identity that refutes the idea of valuing the body in terms of our clear-cut definitions and hierarchies."
-Ming Ying Hong

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