Contact: Cara Sievers
Director of College Communications
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 14, 2013
Kong Wee Pang Exhibition Opens at Memphis College of Art
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art announces its newest Alumni Exhibition, Mutations, by Kong Wee Pang. The exhibition is taking place Feb. 16 – March 24, in the Alumni Gallery in Rust Hall, Overton Park. There also will be an opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6–8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public, and admission is free.
Kong Wee Pang moved to the United States in 2001 from Malaysia and Singapore. She received her BFA at Memphis College of Art in 2004 and is now art director at Archer>Malmo. Her curious, whimsical personality finds expression through media like watercolor, charcoal, ink, acrylic, wood stick, silkscreen and digital.
“In this body of work, I combined the figure with abstraction into a hybrid I called the ‘figurative abstract,’” explained the artist in a statement. “The early figurative abstract drawings convey the interaction of my past and present life experiences in duality.”
Rust Hall’s Alumni Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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