Crucible is an exhibition of new oil paintings by Sam Yong. Yong has long used natural elements as a vehicle for communicating aspects of the human experience, and his latest works extend that exploration.
The paintings in Crucible focus on hardships and how they change us. Some people survive their crucibles and become stronger; some die. No one emerges from such an experience the same. The crucibles we face can be societal, as experienced in times of war, or deeply personal, as when we lose an important loved one or face some other test of our endurance. Yong's allegorical works delve into these transformations.
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Sam Yong will be in attendance.
This exhibition runs from October 7 to October 28 and runs alongside Gerard Geer’s solo show, Bloom.