“Facing” Abstract Creatures Makes Them Relatable in Penang

By Yong-Yu Huang

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WHEN SCULPTURES COME to mind, one conjures up images of stately marble figures or perhaps the rough-hewn details of a column. Rarely do they take the form of QR codes or vivid, amorphous shapes. But a key tenet of art is the subverting of expectations, creating the fresh twist that can bring a new shade of meaning to the public definition. And that is exactly what Aboud Fares, a Syrian-born sculptor now based in Penang, is doing. Fares’ first solo collection...

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Yong-Yu Huang

is a Taiwanese student currently based in Penang. In the fall, she will be an incoming freshman at Northwestern University.