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Monique Meloche Gallery will exhibit hand-cut works on paper by Antonius-Tín Bui. The Vietnamese-American artist, who identifies as genderfluid, views this intricate, meditative process as a means of visualizing their fellow marginalized communities. Each sheet of paper becomes an archive of memories as Bui metaphorically carves out space for historically underrecognized narratives. In their larger-than-life cut-paper portraits, Bui depicts their chosen and biological family, reflecting their kinship, beauty, and resilience. Their series of exploding ceramic vessels emerged from the artist’s observations of Asian art collections in museums, and offer a counterpoint to the siloed Orientalist past represented by those objects.
About the Gallery
Monique Meloche Gallery is one of Chicago’s leading contemporary art spaces. Founded in October 2000, with an inaugural exhibition titled Homewrecker at Meloche’s home, the gallery officially opened to the public in May 2001. The gallery recently relocated from Wicker Park to a sprawling new space in West Town in June 2018, with an inaugural exhibition by Jeff Sonhouse.
Working with an international group of emerging and established artists in all media, the gallery presents conceptually challenging installations in Chicago and at art fairs internationally, with an emphasis on curatorial and institutional outreach. Artists include Sanford Biggers, Andy Coolquitt, Sheree Hovsepian, Ebony G. Patterson, and Amy Sherald.
Antonius-Tín Bui, There’s Fluency in Forgetting, 2022. Hand-cut paper, ink, pencil, paint, 32 x 24 in, 81.3 x 61 cm.
Antonius-Tín Bui, The Resounding Echo of a Revision, 2022. Hand-cut paper, ink, pencil, paint, 34 x 28 in, 86.4 x 71.1 cm.
Antonius-Tín Bui, The limits of my language are the limits of my world, 2021. Hand-cut paper, ink, pencil, paint, Framed dimensions: 84 x 56 in, 213.4 x 142.2 cm.
Antonius-Tín Bui, Vanguard, 2018. Hand-cut paper, 78 x 42 1/8 x 2 1/8 in., 198.1 x 107 x 5.4 cm.