Mi Love Fi Teach - Andrea Chung (NEW)
Mi Love Fi Teach
About the Work

From the Artist

My work examines cultures created under the influence of colonial and post-colonial regimes and their relationship to The Land. I mine foodstuffs, recipes and archival materials such as photographs and tourist publications in order to reconstruct and create a new series of narratives, which I juxtapose against the stories told by the colony to sell romantic notions about nature and labor.

Through sculpture and painting I use food items and recipes to explore migration patterns, both voluntary and involuntary, and how cultures have been created through the influence of multiple mother cultures and the conditions of The Land. By manipulating photographs and tourism imagery, I investigate how The Land has been sold through picturesque fantasy and fantastic copy.

I ask the viewer to question the 'real,' the seen and unseen in order to navigate these conflicting narratives.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

Mi Love Fi Teach features the embossed outline of a woman standing barefoot wearing a skirt. On the head of the embossed figure is depicted a tin holding fruits and vegetables, as though the tin was being carried or rested on the figure's head. The text below reads, "Mi love fi teach de foreigna dem fi chat yard style. But mi nah mek dem know how fi say, 'mi fi gallong back ah wuk' so nah bodda ask."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

 

About the Artist

Andrea Chung was born in Newark, NJ. She earned a BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design, New York City; an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME. Read More ⟶

Mi Love Fi Teach

Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

2011

Dimensions

22" x 15"

Edition Size

22 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA