At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery, Mei Mei Chang’s “Voyage in Tangible Space,” a mixed media exhibition will be available for viewing from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, October 6. The opening reception is Saturday, September 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Fisher Art Gallery is located in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus of NOVA. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday and during performances.
Chang’s mixed media exhibition continues her fascination with the depth and mysteries of the human psyche. She creates multilayered and patterned surfaces to describe topographical maps of the mind. Chang reflects that her internal landscape has its own appearance, colors, attractions and distractions. She employs a rich, symbolic visual language to express her inner world and mindfully bridge the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western cultures.
“There are connections between internal symbols and connections which stretch out to the external. I believe that there is as much to uncover beneath the surface as to discover on the surface. Our minds occupy a space between the conscious and the subconscious; my work encompasses what is beneath the awareness of consciousness and beyond the passive knowing of sub consciousness, and brings it to life,” Chang said.
She expands her study to explore the mind’s freedom from the boundaries of macro and micro scales and its power of infinitesimal infinitude. Her work is a place for the mind to move without limits, from the work as a whole down through layers of ever more granular complexity.
Chang received her master of fine arts in photography from Ohio University 2002. She has received numerous awards and residencies, including at the Vermont Studio Center, Great River Art Association, the ARCH Residency at Honfleur Gallery, the Montgomery College Artist Residency, and second place in the Contemporary South Exhibition. Chang’s work was also selected in the Studio Visit Magazine Volume 10, 2010, and was featured in The Studio Visit in June 2011.
The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center and is named for the late local artist Margaret “Peggy” Fisher and her husband, Joseph Fisher.