Traver Gallery is proud to host Missing Moon, a new immersive exhibition by artist Ling Chun. Working in ceramics and neon, Chun explores themes of impermanence and permanence, particularly as they relate to her experience as an immigrant suspended between Chinese and American cultures. While strikingly contemporary in their color, texture, and use of technology, her sculptures reference and celebrate traditional Chinese symbols and rituals.
Chun says, “Missing Moon is an exhibition that explores the moon as a symbol of togetherness in Chinese culture and my search for the meaning of belonging. The full moon symbolizes reunions in traditional Chinese rituals, festivals, ceremonies, and Chinese scholars often mention the moon in their poetry when describing loneliness or being homesick. A feeling which deeply resonates with me. I started paying closer attention to the different perspectives in my relationships with the people around me and reflected on my role as a daughter (and Hong Kong immigrant) who lives abroad. I craved to be in the same time and place as where I belong. Looking for the moon in Hong Kong but staring at the bright sky of the States, where all I find is my missing moon.”