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Announcing Lisa Fong’s Exhibition “Above Water, Below Ground”

We are pleased to announce an exhibition Above Water, Below Ground by Lisa Fong on August 25 (Sat) & 26 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.

Based in the Bay Area of California, Lisa Fong specializes in painting and drawing but she also works with craft materials, specifically in paper and fabric. She had received her Bachelors of Painting/ Drawing from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2018. She had also recently been recruited to showcase her work in San Francisco and other cities by the Rawartist Organization.
Her work revolves around the idea of living in between two cultures within America. As she paints portraits, landscapes, or metaphors to describe different facets of her identity, she also present the struggles of language barriers and cultural differences while living in America with a Cantonese family.

Here are some words from the artist herself.

Born in Berkeley, California but raised in a Cantonese family, Lisa Fong interweaves connections of living in between her duality. Within the exhibit, “Above Water, Below Ground”, she listens to the landscape of language barriers and illustrates this sound by symbolizing it through the rice fields located near Studio Kura. Referencing back to photographs of her mother’s rural village, the drawings and paintings focuses on deconstructing then reconstructing a sense of familiarity. Along the piece, there will also be embroidered characters emphasizing the language of the people based on what she heard and what she understood during her stay in Fukuoka, Japan.

Lisa Fong “Above Water, Below Ground”
Exhibition style: Painting, Drawing, Embroidery
Date: August 25(Saturday) and 26(Sunday) 11:00 to 18:00. Free entrance

* We will hold an exhibition opening party and an artist talk on 25th (Sat), starting at 17:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists will be also held on the same dates.

Lisa Fong

Lisa Fong (United States) Residence : August 2018

Based in the Bay Area of California, Lisa Fong specializes in painting and drawing but she also works with craft materials, specifically in paper and fabric.

She had received her Bachelors of Painting/ Drawing from California College of the Arts, San Francisco in 2018. She had also recently been recruited to showcase her work in San Francisco and other cities by the Rawartist Organization.

Her work revolves around the idea of living in between two cultures within America. As she paints portraits, landscapes, or metaphors to describe different facets of her identity, she also present the struggles of language barriers and cultural differences while living in America with a Cantonese family.

During her stay at Studio Kura, she plans to thread writing or translation of words into pieces of fabric based on the difficulty of learning, listening, and understanding a new language. Painted on top, she recreates the environment she was in such as if she was in a restaurant, convenience store, or at the studio when she heard these phrases. In a way, this experience challenges her with language barriers similar to the situation of her parents learning English in America.

Website: http://www.lisajanfong.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciramya/?hl=en

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