Theresa Chong

AT 5

pencil and gouache on rice paper
19 x 20 5/8 inches

Theresa Chong’s abstract works on paper are quiet and evocative, achieving a fragile beauty with minimal language. Here, a white-on-black composition of dots and lines most readily conjures the mapping of stars into constellations, though numerous other associations are present (ie: street lights seen from an airplane, a molecular diagram, or music notes). In the end, they resist categorization and assert their own delicate presence, allowing the viewer’s eye to drift across the surface. Chong’s work is in a number museum collections, among them the Whitney Museum, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, Boston.