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Solo Exhibition – Yanyan Huang | August 6 – 26 2021
August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - August 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeremy Dennis – Lead of Ma’s House
Ma’s House Announces: “Time Cloud: Yanyan Huang”
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, 159 Old Point Road (follow
yellow signs), Southampton, NY 11968
Free Public Reception: August 7th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with
refreshments using blended Sichuanese and Shinnecock
Shinnecock, NY – Ma’s House is pleased to present a solo
exhibition of new works by July and August resident artist
Yanyan Huang. The exhibit will run from August 7th – August
14th, 2021 with an opening reception Saturday, August 7th
from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition will feature new watercolor works
blending elements of Shinnecock origin mythology interwoven
with personal creation myths.
Water was the world.
A great island that floats in space and is a place of eternal peace.
Spirits lived high above on an island.
A tree full of light at the center.
Sky Woman falls through the hole and down to Earth.
A turtle’s shell emerges with dirt on its back. Land!
Only Earth and Sky last forever.
Yanyan Huang was born in Sichuan, China, and having lived between California, New York, Florence, and Beijing,
Huang is a multicultural artist who incorporates elements from far-reaching and contrasting eras of cultural influences.
Her practice embodies different sets of structures and self-mythologies that undergo daily negotiations of habits and
rituals. Her episodic travels to historical-artistic and cultural centers around the world present a research-based
artistic pilgrimage in the manner of spiritual devotees of old. During these trips, she retrieves time-bound mythologies
and encounters opportunities for cultural exchange, which are then interwoven within the practice itself. Her
background in classical music and dance informs the gestural, rhythmic style of her paintings. Sensuous and poetic,
these labyrinthian explosions of color stem from outpourings of spontaneous emotion, illustrating journeys into inner
For Time Cloud, Huang spent two weeks at Ma’s House studio, drawing upon influences of Shinnecock origin myths to
create a body of work that illustrates fields of overlapping psychological and physical boundaries within the specific context
of Shinnecock ancestral tribal land.