GRAND OPENING + VERNISSAGE: 💚 Adult Sweetness 💗 by 🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡
Concordia University VA Building, VA-102
1395 Boulevard René-Lévesque O, Montréal, QC H3G 2M5
🎉 Vernissage 🎉 Wednesday, April 5th, 2023: 6 – 9 pm
Thursday, April 6th: 3 – 8 pm
Saturday, Apr 8th: 1 – 7 pm
Sunday, Apr 9th: 1- 7 pm
💚 Adult Sweetness 💗
By 🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡
(Another) MFA Thesis Exhibition (But this is my first one though please come ❤)
DON’T MISS OUT ON A SNACKTASTIC NIGHT!
GRAND OPENING on the eve of 清明節 Qingming Festival,
Adult Sweetness is a love letter, invitation, gesture of remembrance, and an offering to Cheung’s ancestors—past and future…
Munch, crunch, and chewewew on a body of work that’s
Freshly squeezed from experiences of a Hong Kong-Chinese diasporic child growing up tirelessly grasping at their language ∴ culture.
Nothing quite tastes like slowly distilled homesickness. ⚗️
😿 Be there or be sNaCkLeSs!!!!! 😿
🔮 Snack Witch Joni Cheung 🍡 is a grateful, uninvited guest born—and knows she wants to die—on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh peoples. They are hopefully going to be finished toiling over their MFA on the stolen lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka peoples to become a Certified Sculpture Witch at Concordia University. She holds a BFA with Distinction in Visual Art (2018) from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. A wicked #magicalgirl ✨ eating art + making snacks, their interdisciplinary practice investigates the relationship between objects↔place↔identity, navigating discourses of transnationalism, migration, and diasporas, always with humour, and sometimes with food. 😉
Aside from researching/art-making/imagining/writing/teaching/dreaming, Joni likes doing snack and beverage reviews, medium length walks at the beach, being wrapped into a blanket burrito 🌯 & cinnamon bun 🥐, and her perfect first date involves a thorough walkthrough at multiple grocery stores + Costco, bubble tea, and breads + pastries 🌈.