News Archive 2012
The Present Group Issue #21: Christine Wong Yap,Ten Banners for Home and Office, 2012, poster/sticker sheet: three-color screenprint on cut holographic vinyl, 13.5 x 19 inches.
Updated October 16, 2012
I'm thrilled to bits to be the next artist for The Present Group, an art subscription service. We’ve worked hard to bring you a three-color screenprinted holographic vinyl poster/sticker sheet.
See it in person at Nomad (details below).
The Present Group Issue #21
More info and photos on the order page.
Updated August 30, 2012
Kearny Street Workshop has provided a critical platform for numerous APA emerging artists over the years, myself included. I’ll exhibit past and recent screenprint-related projects in their 40th anniversary exhibition at the I-Hotel, where KSW started as an art collective and workshop.
Featured artists include: James Dong, Nancy Hom, Zand Gee, Michael Arcega, Flo Oy Wong, Christine Wong Yap, Truong Tran, Pallavi Sharma, and Amy Ho.
September 28–December 14, 2012
Kearny Street Workshop presents
Nomad: Art from Four Decades of KSW’s Wanderings
Reception: Friday, September 28, 2012, 6–9pm
I-Hotel Manilatown Center,
868 Kearny Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108
Updated September 18, 2012
take charge of your happiness, 2011, billboard in Rapackiego Square, Toruń, Poland. See more photos.
Three Ribbon Texts—including my first in Polish!—will be presented on billboards and a billboard truck in this outdoor art festival. The line-up includes artists and fellow CCA alumni whose work I’ve admired for many years, so I’m humbled to be included and have the chance to visit Poland and visit with the artists and organizers.
The main exhibition: Rirkrit Tiravanija (USA), Peter Liversidge (GB), Susan O'Malley (USA), Alicia Eggert (USA), Christine Wong Yap (USA), Joanna Górska (Poland), Anatol Knotek (Austria), Rafał Góralski (Poland), Egor Kraft (Russia)
The competition exhibition: Michał Leśniczak / Maria Wawrzyniak (Poland), Przemysław Bukowski (Poland), Radosław Żubrycki (GB), Roy Meuwissen (Canada), Darya Zaichanka (Belarus / Austria), Kevin Duff (Great Britain), Taber Calderon (USA), Jerzy Skakun (Poland), Benjamin Bor (Hungary), Sayyed Mehran Zare (Iran)
Billboards include LED screens, mobile billboards on trucks, and an exhibition in Rapackiego Square.
September 12–October 16, 2012
Art Moves 2012
5th International Festival of Art on Billboards (Festiwal Sztuki na Bilbordach)
Opening: September 14, 7pm, Brama Klasztorna
Rapackiego Square, Chopina Street; Kraszewskiego, Szosa Chełminska/NOT; and various locations, Toruń, Poland
Updated September 22, 2012
Positive Sign #35 (Direction of Synthetic Description), 2011; glitter pen on gridded vellum; 8.5 × 11 in./21.5 × 28 cm
This summer, I'll continue posting Positive Signs on SFMOMA's Open Space blog ever other Tuesday. Positive Signs #34-60 will take a deeper look at flow, hope, autonomy, and aesthetic experience.
Also seen in Juxtapoz.
July 17–September 25, 2012: every other Tuesday
SFMOMA Open Space
Updated October 13, 2012
Mini Irrational Exuberance Flags (detail), 2012, fabric, thread, ribbon, wood, ~12 x 18 in / ~304 x 457 mm each
I was unable to debut the Irrational Exuberance Flag project at Art in Odd Places due to unforeseen circumstances. The project will expanded for exhibition in 2013 in California.
Guest Lead Curated by Edwin Ramoran
Joined by Guest Curators Raquel de Anda, Christine Licata, Salley May, Shaun Wright and Curatorial Assistant John Wenrich
Festival Producer Sarah Brozna
Founder/Director Ed Woodham
October 5–15, 2012
Opening: Fri, October 5
The 8th Annual Art in Odd Places Festival
14th Street, from Avenue C to the
Hudson River, New York City, NY<
Posted July 21, 2012
My review of Love Me, a group show at Benrimon Contemporary, was published in Art Practical 3.19.
Posted May 4, 2012
My review of This Side of Paradise was published in Art Practical 3.14.
Posted March 17, 2012
New ribbon texts debut in the San Francisco Bay Area in this excerpt of the NY show.
Each of these artists visually articulates works inspired by their diverse and rich cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Artists: Noel Anderson, Kajahl Benes, Elaine Bradford, Elizabeth Colomba, Jamal Cyrus, Nathaniel Donnett, Zak Ové, Leslie Smith III, Devin Troy Strother, Felandus Thames, and Christine Wong Yap.
March 24–May 5, 2012
Opening reception: Sat, March 24, 3–5
Winter Art Walk 2012: Sat, March 24, 12–5
Voices of Home
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
464 Sutter Street (between Powell & Stockton)
San Francisco, CA
Gallery hours: Tue–Fri 10–6; Sat 10–5
Updated March 16, 2012
Positive Sign #57 (Major Dimensions of Aesthetic Experience), 2011, glitter pen on gridded vellum, 8.5 x 11 in / 21.5 x 28 cm.
I finally have the chance to exhibit a large number of Positive Signs drawings/prints. I've created dozens of new drawings for this exhibition. The show features dynamo artists I admire.
In Other Words is a group exhibition that looks at language and its capacity to clarify and confuse, convene and separate, inspire and discourage. By exploring a range of areas concering the influence and evolution of language in our lives—the impact of technology, the obscurity of industry-specific terminology, the psychological internalization of language, and the recontextualization of language—the artists in this exhibition demonstrate through a diversity of media the many ways in which we strive to communicate to each other.
February 1–March 31, 2012 (extended!)
In Other Words
Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission Street, San Francisco CA 94103
Members VIP Reception: Wed, February 1, 6-7pm
Opening Reception: Wed, February 1, 7-9pm
Artists' Talk: Sat, March 24, 2pm
Gallery hours: Tue–Sat, 12–6pm
Updated February 9, 2012
Give Thanks (installation detail at Untitled Gallery / Project Space Leeds), 2011, installation of 39 flags: satin ribbon, linen, gratitude statements; dimensions site-variable; each flag 12 x 18 in / 30 x 45 cm. Photo: Katie Rutherford/Untitled Gallery, Manchester, UK.
I'm very excited to exhibit a new text installation, as well as a collection of Flag Snowflake collages. Neither of these projects have been shown in the US before.
January 12–February 28, 2012
Voices of Home
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
521 W. 26th Street, 5th Floor (near 10th Ave)
New York, NY
Opening: Thursday, January 12, 6–8pm
Artists’ Talk, moderated by Kalia Brooks: Saturday, February 18, 3pm
Gallery hours: Tue–Sat, 10am–6pm
Posted February 5, 2012
My review of Sarah Sze: Infinite Line at the Asia Society was published in Art Practical 3.8.
Posted December 11, 2011
My work has been accepted into the Drawing Center's Viewing Program.
Established in 1977, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program offers emerging artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated Artist Registry that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe.
Updated January 4, 2011
Unlimited Promise, 2009/2010
Unlimited Promise will be installed in a storefront in Catskill, NY, alongside the work of other Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artists in Residence as well as members of other institutions. I think it'll be quite a lovely sight, especially on a snowy evening.
Thanks to Jessica Fitzgibbon for organizing Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild alumni participation.
The Catskill Arts Initiative and the Greene County Council on the Arts are excited to announce Masters on Main Street’s Round 3 exhibitions presenting work from studio arts programs in Catskill’s Main Street windows and storefronts.