Stephen Kwok | Walled Garden
On view May 19 - June 22, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19, 7-10 p.m.
Fresh Arts (Spacetaker + Fresh Arts Coalition) presents Walled Garden, a solo site-responsive installation-based exhibition by Stephen Kwok in its Spacetaker Gallery.
Creating work straddling the boundary between the digital and physical worlds, Stephen Kwok's installation-based multi-media exhibition is an exploration of technology, spirituality, and our connection to physical goods and the environment. Walled Garden is a collection of exercises exploring the boundaries of physical environment. Through slight manipulations of generic setting(s) and experiments in small/boring magic, it explores the possibilities hidden behind the walls of our physical surroundings.
Kwok is fascinated by the challenges posed by contemporary technological progress and the collapse of established ways of living at the hands of digitization. Through sculpture, video, and installation, Kwok translates the methods and aesthetics of the digital world by drag-dropping them into the physical world.
About the Artist:
Kwok was raised in Houston, obtained a Business degree in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, and now works predominantly in New Orleans as an artist. He has shown at the Lawndale Art Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, and in various other venues. He plans to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an MFA this Fall. More about Kwok at his website: http://www.kwokstephen.com
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