Owen Leong Limited Edition Sculpture 4A
Owen Leong is a Sydney-based artist who uses the human body as a medium to interrogate social, cultural and political forces. His photographs, sculptures and
video performances attempt to subvert our relationship to the body by evoking abject responses to his work. Often employing liquids in his practice such as
blood, milk and honey, Leong explores the passage between perceptual and physical thresholds of the body.
Phoenix Claw reflects on the memory of culture, place and identity. The sculpture takes the form of a chicken foot, which is renowned in China for its healing
qualities and is considered a delicacy. Cast in pristine bleached beeswax, the sculpture is the physical echo of a once living form: an impression of a body that
no longer exists. In the same way that memory holds restorative and regenerative potential, Phoenix Claw gestures towards both a remembered past and an
Owen Leong was born 1979 in Sydney, Australia. He studied printmaking, sculpture, performance and installation at COFA UNSW, where he completed his
Master of Fine Arts and was the recipient of a prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award. Selected solo exhibitions include Infiltrator at Dianne Tanzer Gallery +
Projects, Melbourne (2012); Tidal Skin at Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (2012); and White Amnesia at Sherman Galleries, Sydney (2004). Selected
group exhibitions include the Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool (2006); Magic Spaces at Today Art Museum, Beijing (2011); Soft Power at Zendai
Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2007); and Asian Attitude: Transit Forces at the National Museum of Poznan, Poland (2007). He has held artist residencies
in Sydney, Manchester, Paris, and Tokyo.
PHOENIX CLAW (2012)
Medium: Bleached beeswax
Dimensions: 18 x 6 x 4 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne.
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