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Cecile Chong: Strainger

October 25, 2019 - December 16, 2019

Main Window
One Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Main Window Dumbo is excited to announce the upcoming installation ‘Straingers,’ by artist Cecile Chong.

The word “Strainger” is a play-on-words between a stranger and a strainer. In this “Strainger Series” of mask-like sculptures, the beaded image of the “guagua” (Quechua word for baby) covers most of the surface of a kitchen strainer. The straingers themselves suggest the act of separation, liquid from solid, interior from exterior, insider from outsider, the exotic from the mundane.

This is an ongoing project started in 2007. Cecile works with beads as a way to honor her grandmother, Carmen, with whom she lived in Macau for five years as a teenager and who taught her to do bead work during that time.