Yee, Florence

Florence Yee, Reclining Female Nude, 2017

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Reclining Female Nude

Reclining Female Nude joue sur les lieux communs classiques et orientalistes de la présentation en traçant des parallèles entre les vêtements richement ornés et le corps féminin dénudé. La technique à l’huile renvoie elle-même à l’utilisation des beaux-arts au cours des 18e et 19e siècles pour propager et renforcer les points de vue hégémoniques sur les sujets asiatiques.

Huile sur toile,
  • 2017
76,2 x 101,6 cm

Valeur estimée : 

2 350 $

Florence Yee is a visual artist and recovering workaholic based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Yee uses text-based art, sculpture, and textile installation through the intimacy of doubt. Their labour-intensive creation becomes a method of working through the restrictive belonging that we may seek from labour, language, and duty in the context of Cantonese queerness. They have been exhibited at the Gardiner Museum (2019), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2020), the Textile Museum of Canada (2020), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), among others. Their work is in the Colart Collection and the MAC-I collection, among others. Along with Arezu Salamzadeh, they co-founded the Chinatown Biennial in 2020. They are currently the codirector of Tea Base. They obtained a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD U.