Image: Mirror #1, 2014, wood, asphalt-based coating, light, acrylic, mirror

Image: Mirror #1, 2014, wood, asphalt-based coating, light, acrylic, mirror


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Christine Wong Yap:
The Eve of...

Exhibition Dates: June 4 - July 18, 2015

The Portland ‘Pataphysical Society (PataPDX) is pleased to announce ‘The Eve of…’, a solo exhibition of New York-based artist Christine Wong Yap.

For her first exhibition in Portland, Yap brings a series of sculptures and a stop-motion video examining uncertain psychological states. Mirrors, colored vinyl, Mylar, plastic bags, and asphalt-based paint are used to create props and scenes of light and darkness.

The project is inspired by the decisive moment after setbacks and before actions. The installation marks a shift in direction from the artist’s previous work in happiness and positive psychology towards more disruptive emotions and intuition. 

 

Related Events with Christine Wong Yap:

:studio residency
May 20 – June 6, 2015
c3:initiative | 7326 N. Chicago Ave, Portland
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c3:initiative is pleased to host New York-based artist Christine Wong Yap as a studio resident while she prepares for her forthcoming solo exhibition at Portland ‘Pataphysical Society (PataPDX) opening June 4, 2015.

c3:initiative is partnering with PataPDX to host New York-based artist Christine Wong Yap as a studio resident while she prepares for her forthcoming solo exhibition in June. This project is part of c3’s studio residency program which partners with local arts rganization  to provide a studio residency for visiting artists. The program supplies presenting organizations with time and space for guest artists to develop work to be exhibited regionally. The studio residency encourages collaborative programming to engage the community and is designed to provide resources for local organizations and bridge a gap between various entities.

More information at www.c3initiative.org/c3residency


A discussion about Make Things (Happen)
Part of PSU’s Assembly: a co-authored social practice conference
Wednesday, May 27, 8–10 PM (@PataPDX)


Assembly is a five-day set of presentations, discussions, interventions, and activities addressing and exploring topics related to art and social practice. The wide variety of public events is organized and curated by Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA faculty, students, alumni, and partners.

In partnership with c3:initiative and PataPDX, Christine Wong Yap will discuss her recent project Make Things (Happen), a series of 45 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen. Activities range from hands-on, tangible art activities, instructions to facilitate interpersonal exchanges, and radical re-imaginations.

This Event will be held at PataPDX (625 NW Everett St, #104, Portland)

More info at www.psusocialpractice.org/assembly


Window Project Satellite Exhibition
May 30 -June 27, 2015
PDX Contemporary Art | 925 NW Flanders, Portland


In conjunction with her solo exhibition at PataPDX, Christine Wong Yap will also be showing portions of her The Eve Of… series at PDX Contemporary Art’s Window Project. The works will be visible from the street 24 hours a day. 

More info at pdxcontemporaryart.com


 Image: Dark into Light, 2008, mixed media installation: 100 night lights, par can, spot bulb, interaction view

Image: Dark into Light, 2008, mixed media installation: 100 night lights, par can, spot bulb, interaction view

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in California, Christine Wong Yap holds a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Manila, Osaka, Poland, and Manchester (U.K.). Recent exhibitions include Make Things (Happen) (Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA) and Happiness Is… (Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA). Reviews of her work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Art Practical.  

She has participated in residencies at Chinese Arts Centre (Manchester, U.K.), Tides Institute and Museum of Art (Eastport, ME), Woodstock Byrdcliffe (Woodstock, NY), Montalvo Arts Center (Saratoga, CA), and Harvester Arts (Wichita, KS), as well as the Affiliate Artist program at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA). Her work has been supported by the Queens Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts.  

A longtime resident of Oakland, CA, she relocated to New York, NY in 2010. She is a current member of Ortega y Gasset Projects artists collective.

More info at: christinewongyap.com/.