“Cats and Girls” by Artist Caroline Wong

Pastel drawings of women and felines feasting together by artist Caroline Wong. Wong’s work is a response to traditional representations of East Asian women as she sees “subverting these ideals” essential to her practice. While she started out in more traditional forms of portraiture, she gradually moved to more expressive forms of mark-making. Wong likens the creative process to the act of eating — the joyfulness and decadence of detaching herself from the world and allowing herself to become consumed by the moment.

“Cats and Girls” gleefully embraces a similar hedonism. Nauseating and cathartic, Wong’s women appear purposefully unruly: drunk and disheveled, shouting and vomiting together. It’s an enthusiastic push-back against convention and decorum. It also raises issues of female pleasure, control over one’s own body, and women’s relationship with food as well as to one another. Wong’s mission is to make space, fill it and, perhaps most importantly, not feel guilty for taking it up. See more from “Cats and Girls” below!























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