Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Art Collaborative: 6th exhibit - ALL NATURAL curated by Sand T

*Asian America Artists Roundtable Series In the City of Malden proudly presents ALL NATURAL - an exhibition featuring two Malden Artists, Wesley Kalloch and Cuong-Quoc Phu. Venue: SPACE@16 located at 16 Princeton Road, Malden MA 02148. Exhibition Dates: September 1 - 29, 2001. Opening reception: Saturday September 1, 2001, from 2 - 5pm

Image: Art Object by Wesley Kalloch - Semi Precious, 4" x 6" x 1", mixed medium on wood, 2000.

Wesley Kalloch presents oil paint with other media on these landscapes paintings. Kalloch works with photos and memories and has injected these pieces with a bit of "heightener" In other words, the unique essence of the scenery. This work looks past the trees and stones. Hopefully they show the supernatural power certain landscapes can possess.

Image: Painting by Cuong-Quoc Phu - Tiger Lilies, 36" x 40", mixed medium on canvas, 2000.

Cuong-Quoc Phu presents his Chestnuts painting series. Applying texts, was a way for the artist to define self-confidence. Together, texts and layers of paint are collaborated to create a mixture of ingredients for the blank canvas. The blanket of words add texture, patterns, depth, and chaos, giving the sense the painting itself is on a process of thoughts, growing like a wild weed. In the paintings, Phu wanted to strive for a natural sense of undeveloped, unfinished and on-going process.