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New exhibit to explore inside the human mind

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Orlando Chiang’s piece titled “Emotional Witness.”

The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus will showcase the work of Chilean born artist Orlando Chiang in a new exhibit beginning Oct. 25.

The exhibit, titled “HUMANITY,” features four mixed media installations that reflect the human body and condition. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25.

The works, which will be available for sale, will be on display until Dec. 2. Price ranges will be $4,000-$10,000.

The works are: Emotional Witness, comprised of a video and mannequins; Society within Us, comprised of wood and fiberglass; Relevance, made with marine rope and ink; and Social Network featuring rope.

“I have always felt compelled to communicate my views regarding the human condition,” said Chiang. “The human figure has always been the central focal point of my work. My objective as an artist is to convey visually what is inside the mind, and the influence of society on the individual. My sculpture is an investigation into materials, and how they interact and juxtapose each other. It is my hope that the viewer will join me in delving deeper into the human psyche through the medium of sculpture.”

OrlandoChaingThe skill and inspiration for Chiang’s sculptural work derives from many organic sources. His formal training and career are in physical therapy. As such, he remains a life-long student of anatomy, especially the skeleton or, as it’s known in sculpture, the armature.

His training in painting, drawing and sculpture has taken him on a path from representational to metaphoric ruminations on the meaning of life.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located on the first floor of the BB building, 3160 PGA Blvd. For more information, call the gallery at 561-207-5015.

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