Headlands Center for the Arts

Takming Chuang

california | visual
Graduate Fellowship Program 2017—2018, University of California, Berkeley

Artist Statement

Preservation is an action that opposes change. It exerts control over the nature of impermanence. From personal anti-aging strategies to the conservation of art objects, both interests reveal underlying social, economic, and political value systems. My creative practice models such complexities by highlighting qualities of transformation inherent in the materials that I work with.

While at Headlands

The restored buildings of Fort Barry, reincarnated to support the arts, show an appreciation for the passage of time while the surrounding land is safeguarded by the National Park Service. There are multi-layered textures in this environment to examine diverse methods of preservation.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://www.takmingchuang.com