The Awakening of the Empyrean Dominion
September 16, 2006- October 28, 2006
Reception: September 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In the Project Room is graphic designer Heung-Heung Chin who premieres a series of c-print illustrations based on her personal trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. The Awakening of the Empyrean Dominion features animals in rhapsodic harmony with their dynamic and serene environment. It is a meeting of heaven and earth where lava, fire and water give life to the horses, pigs, sea creatures and other inhabitants. Industrious creatures who persevere to maintain beauty and order are intricately rendered in a sophisticated fashion combining the stylistic qualities of Tibetan art and modern Japanese character goods. The body of work also includes highlights of the Empyrean Dominion characters in a set of lush portraits.
Heung-Heung Chin, born and raised in NYC, is a graduate of the Cooper Union, receiving scholarship awards from TDC and ADC. Upon graduating in 1999, she worked for FDT Design before starting Chippy which has produced print and film related work. Her prestigious list of clients include musicians such as John Lurie, Medeski Martin and Wood, Dave Douglas, Erik Friedlander, Elysian Fields, JG Thirlwell, filmmakers Aviva Slesin and Casper Wong, publisher Steve Clay of Granary Books, and gallery owner Marion Harris. She has been the exclusive designer for John Zorn's label Tzadik since 1998 and has worked with him on a variety of related projects. Her CD designs have been included in the 2000 Print Annual and the AIGA Soundblast. She currently resides in Manhattan.