CONGRATULATIONS MAY 2019 GRANT RECIPIENT, HOLLY WONG!
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Congratulations to Holly Wong on a successful grant application!
The following is Holly's proposal:
"For the past 15 years, I have created installations as well as two dimensional works that address the subtle and ephemeral nature of psychological states. My work offers a visual experience to viewers where the colors, materials and textures provide an open-ended opportunity for contemplation. Using various materials such as tulle, thread, water color and candle smoke, I strive to reconnect in myself what has been fragmented. Much of my work is constructed with extremely light weight, layered materials that are fragments that become a visual whole; the confusion of life becomes reclaimed as an inner harmony which I find and arrange in the materials themselves.
When I consider the physicality of the body, it brings up feelings of weight and pressure but yet a counter balance of elusiveness and lightness. My work is a constant process of assembling, deconstructing and then making whole once again. Through the action of sewing, I build and construct and then by cutting and resewing, structures are reconstructed again. It is very much the way I feel about the process of life. It grows, becomes, falls apart sometimes because of our own actions, and then there is the attempt to repair. But yet in the process of repairing, we become stronger than before.
I would like to use the grant funding to purchase materials for a future installation. This large scale work would use 50 yards of various colors of silk organza which I would cut and sew into an ephemeral installation that would interact with the light and the room environment. The grant funding would be used to purchase the silk organza in a variety of shades to create a variegated color effect.
I live and work in San Francisco, California. I was educated at the San Francisco Art Institute where I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in New Genres. I create installations and works on paper, integrating non-traditional approaches with more traditional sewing and pattern techniques associated with the history of women. My approach is both non-conventional but also deeply rooted in my history and culture."
Integrity: Arts and Cultural Association is pleased to provide Holly a mini-grant in support of her future work! We wish her the best in her artistic endeavors.