Review: New works by Shane Keyu Song at Lost & Found

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Shane Keyu Song
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New works by Shane Song
Through September 20
Lost & Found, 2383 Agricola Street


Fans of Century Egg will be familiar with the visual talents of the band’s frontwoman Shane Keyu Song, whose illustrations grace their album covers and merch, and will recognize her distinctive style in the latest show at Lost & Found.

For her first ever exhibition Song has created a series of paintings (and several drawings) exploring a recurring character: a girl with black hair and thick, round eyebrows who wears nothing but a T-shirt. Vulva to the wind and accompanied by a motley crew of cats, furniture and food, Song’s character interacts with domestic spaces and objects in a way that oscillates between consuming and being consumed: cuddled inside of a giant dumpling, growing bok choy for breasts and falling head first into a vat of red stew.

Song’s clever paintings can be both goofy and dark, and her video-game influenced style of illustration lends itself well to this new medium. The untitled exhibition runs for the rest of September.


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