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David Chung Exhibits at Pyramid Atlantic

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Work by Stamps Pro­fes­sor David Chung is fea­tured in Reflect­ing Back to the Future, an exhi­bi­tion at the Pyra­mid Atlantic Art Cen­ter in the Wash­ing­ton, D.C. area.

The exhi­bi­tion is a cel­e­bra­tion of Pyra­mid Atlantic Art Cen­ter’s 40th anniver­sary, fea­tur­ing trea­sured archives by many sig­nif­i­cant artists and curated by Pyramid’s Founder Helen C. Fred­er­ick. The works are part of a col­lec­tion result­ing from a print­mak­ing and pub­lish­ing res­i­dency that Pyra­mid oper­ated from 1981 – 2007

Fea­tured work by David Chung includes the print Dou­ble Leg Hold,” a linocut printed by the artist while he was cre­at­ing a lith­o­graph edi­tion, Strip Mall,” at Pyra­mid. Typ­i­cal of Chung’s black and white draw­ings, the print high­lights spon­tane­ity and assur­ance with pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive space, as well as the artist’s love of cut­ting into linoleum. 

Grow­ing up in the 70s as a kid, Bruce Lee and all those kung fu movies were a huge influ­ence because they were one of the very few things that focused on Asian cul­ture… Even if those movies were in some ways exploitive, it was still great to see Asian peo­ple in the hero role instead of being the dish­washer or some­thing. The action heroes in those films res­onated deeply for me and my friends… you could learn fight­ing skills from the Asian peo­ple, cre­ate armies, stuff like that. It all had a huge impact.”
—Y. David Chung

Reflect­ing Back to the Future: 40th Anniver­sary Exhi­bi­tion
Sep­tem­ber 18 – Novem­ber 14, 2021
Pyra­mid Atlantic Art Cen­ter
4318 Gal­latin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781