Christine Wang combines technical mastery with a biting sense of humor to make polarizing paintings which double as emotional vomit. Inspired by personal events, Wang enlarges inner turmoils to near-billboard scale creating antagonistic works which provoke and offend yet offer no escape for the viewer. In Wang’s paintings the viewer is doubly damned, as neither compliance nor avoidance are responsible stances in relation to the depicted topic. I love white cock is a great piece by Christine. It is person and political for the phrase “I love white cock” simultaneously means “I don’t love red, yellow, brown, or black cock- but don’t tell my prison abolitionist friends!” ”I” stands in for Christine’s subjectivity but “I” can also be collective - the first person of a biased, racist society.
-Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple of Night Gallery
“I love white cock” simultaneously means “I don’t love red, yellow, brown, or black cock.”
Artist DAVIDA NEMEROFF founded Night Gallery in the winter of 2010. A Montreal native and graduate of Columbia University, Nemeroff partnered with MIEKE MARPLE a year after opening. Marple studied Fine Arts at UCLA and is a L.A. based gallerist. Nemeroff and Marple describe Night Gallery as a “space of intimacy and texture” that “proposes an alternate model in which night is day and darkness illuminates.” An artist-run, commercial venue, Night Gallery “is an exhibition space for artists interested in a heightened and heterogeneous humanity, as well as a space for polemical events, conversations, and romance.” With a reputation for inverting gallery standards, Night Gallery “embraces the sanctity of feeling, for in the morning there is meaning but, as Eve Fowler quotes, ‘in the evening there is feeling.’” Originally open from 10pm to 2am, Night Gallery currently operates under more conventional hours–noon to 7pm Tuesday through Saturday. Night Gallery is located at 2276 East 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Photo by Whitney Hubbs