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Epoxy Art Group Archive
 MSS 367

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Collection processed by Rachel Corbman, 2013.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 25, 2015
Description is in English.

Historical Note

Epoxy Art Group was founded in 1982 by Ming Fay, Jerry Kwan, Kwok, Bing Lee, Kang Lok Chung, and Eric Chan — six New York City based visual artists with cultural ties to Hong Kong. The name "Epoxy" is a reference to epoxy resin. This name was selected by the collective in order to, in their own words, "represent the strong bonding power of good adhesiveness." Epoxy Art Group specialized in experimental, collaborative, and mixed media work. Slide show presentations and newspaper collages were perhaps the most commonly utilized mediums in their diverse artistic output.

Between the years 1982 until round 1992, the group held routine meetings and mounted exhibits approximately twice a year in a range of venues, including Kwok Gallery, the Sabrina Fung Gallery, the Alternative Gallery, and the New Museum. Epoxy's exhibitions, as well as their less conventional projects and public art works, include Works on the Wall (1983), Ball Show (1983), Pink Works (1984), Erotica (1984), Myths (1985), Roots of Reality (1985), Dragon, Eagle, Apple, and Pear (an outdoor art show at the Red Spot, 1986-7), Out of Context (1987), 36 Tactics (1988), 18 Layers of Hell (1988), and a public art exhibit in conjunction with REPOhistory (1990-1992).