Michael C. Hsiung

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Michael C Hsiung is characterized by: large mustache (one of the few remaining facially hairy Asians surviving today) with all of the species capable of reaching one ton or more in weight; herbivorous diet; and a thin yellow protective skin, 1.5-5 cm thick, formed from layers of collagen positioned in a lattice structure; and a relatively small brain for a mammal of his size (400-600g). . Michael is prized for its mustache, sometimes his art. Not a true mustache, it is made of thickly matted hair that grows from the skull without skeletal support. Michael has acute hearing and sense of smell, but poor eyesight over any distance. Michael C. Hsiung will probably live to be about 50 years old or more.


Gusher by Pearl C. Hsiung

Pearl (my older sister) is an amazing artist and painter.  She always was as a kid.  I’m really excited because she’s got her solo, Gusher, opening this weekend Saturday, September 17th at the Vincent Price Art Museum, aka VPAM. 

Gusher: Pearl C. Hsiung, Selected Work 2003-2011

Large Gallery
September 16 to December 16, 2011

Opening Reception: Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m.


East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099

Los Angeles-based artist Pearl C. Hsiung’s diverse practice in painting, sculpture and video is being featured in a large-scale solo show. Gusher will include more than 40 works produced between 2003 and the present, and is the largest survey, to date, of the artist’s oeuvre.

Hsiung’s strikingly colorful paintings are infused with a popular culture aesthetic ranging from sci-fi movies and television shows to album covers and even 1960s psychedelia. Many of her meticulously rendered works blur the boundary between landscape and portraiture; in her paintings, sculpture and video, it is common to see lips and teeth on mountaintops or clouds, and cacti wearing scarves or bandanas. The artist transforms what for most are seemingly straightforward scenes of nature: a skyline, a desert vista, or a volcano, into dense, nonsensical, comical, and provocative images of the outdoors. A full-color brochure with essay by Catherine Taft accompanies the show.

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