Reshape
Reshape

Text:

Reshape
by Adrian Kay Wong

In Reshape, artist Adrian Kay Wong strips visual representation of its power by stretching, compacting, exaggerating, and reorganizing forms that structure environments. Taking the influence buildings and public spaces have beyond their physical entity as his focus, Wong explores the visual translation of real-world settings to painted surface.

Reshape touches upon these notions of image-making processes, but also alludes to implications of spatial identity and cultural authenticity in its decoding of the Mandarin Plaza in LA’s Chinatown. By deconstructing the Plaza to its most basic elements, Wong examines how design can construct methods of communication for exposing underlying narratives. Particularly, Chinatown’s paradoxical aesthetic of overly “Chinese” and yet palpably “American".

The faux-authenticity of Chinatown’s decorative motifs and overt chinoiserie parallels Wong’s sentiment to his own ethnic background. Being too Asian “here” and too American “there” was, and still is, and enduring struggle. This installation postures: “What constitutes Chinatown beyond the ornamentelia? What aspects constitute our identities?”

Reshape evokes the necessity to consider the contextual, expand perspective, and question first impressions and preconceived notions. Without the pagoda rooftops, the dragons, the stone animal sculptures, Reshape offers a re-imagining of Chinatown and, possibly, a more authentic visual and narrative dissemination.

The Alley Fellowship supports the collaboration between architects and artists. The Alley Fellowship was established as a partnership between Rios Clementi Hale Studios and A+D Architecture and Design Museum. This partnership rose organically out of each organization’s desire to provide a platform from which to support emerging cross-disciplinary artists.

Rios
Clementi
Hale
Studios

Reshape
Reshape

The Alley Fellowship supports the collaboration between architects and artists in order to extend the spectrum of work and artists the A+D showcases. The third exhibit in the series, Reshape, features the installation art of Adrian Kay Wong.

In ​Reshape,​ artist Adrian Kay Wong strips visual representation of its power by stretching, compacting, exaggerating, and reorganizing forms that structure environments. Taking the influence buildings and public spaces have beyond their physical entity as his focus, Wong explores the visual translation of real-world settings to painted surface.

Lately
Lately

Mural for storefront of Chinatown establishment, Lately.

"Mourning Dove" and "Morning Dove"
"Mourning Dove" and "Morning Dove"

“Mourning Dove” and “Morning Dove” installed at the New American Paintings 2019 Pacific Coast Review at Zevitas Marcus

"Play" for A+D Architecture and Design Museum
"Play" for A+D Architecture and Design Museum

Play

Wong’s work addresses settings of the everyday, driven by a careful observation of moments that are often subtle and overlooked. In Play, the installation looks to bring an interior domestic setting to A+D Museum’s exterior special projects space. By recognizing the origin of our personal creative histories as the simple rooms of the home we grew up in, Wong takes a long look at the characteristics that unite these environments. As children we draw rooms with a floor, a window, and a sun. This space is familiar to us all - nostalgic, innocent, and sacred.

A+D Architecture and Design Museum
4th Street Side Entrance
900 E 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

CLARA - Beau
CLARA - Beau

Song Written and Produced by: CLARA
Mixed by: Eddie Ponce
Guitars by: CLARA
Violins by: Daniel Chae
Electric Guitar by: Brandon Bae
Bass by: Thomas Drayton
Additional Drums by: Eddie Ponce

Directed by: CLARA
Art by: Adrian Kay Wong
Animated by: John Lee Kim
Produced by: Fishbowl Studios

Artist Feature: Lexus x Beautify Earth Campaign
Artist Feature: Lexus x Beautify Earth Campaign

Video: https://givewith.com/lexus-beautify-earth/

“Lexus and these artists are transforming the Los Angeles neighborhoods they call home with their unique artistic styles.

“Beautify Earth was founded with the mission to cover blighted walls with bright murals in order to revitalize and empower communities in order to give a voice to local and cultural identities.”

One and Two and... (Corner)
One and Two and... (Corner)

Signed and limited edition to 100 print with Haven Press for Uprise Art.

https://www.upriseart.com/art-under-800/artists/adrian-kay-wong/artworks/one-and-two-and-corner

Adrian Kay Wong x Printed Goods
Adrian Kay Wong x Printed Goods

Exclusive poster release for It’s Nice That’s Nicer Tuesdays event in London.

 Private interior

Private interior

 Installation at Ace Theatre Rooftop in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

Installation at Ace Theatre Rooftop in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

 Installation at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

Installation at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

 Mural for group exhibition “Relish Vol. 2: Los Angeles” at Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Mural for group exhibition “Relish Vol. 2: Los Angeles” at Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

 Private interior

Private interior

 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

 The Ashland in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

The Ashland in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

 'Play/Ground' at Gotham West, New York with Kristin Texeira. June 2017 - November 2017.

'Play/Ground' at Gotham West, New York with Kristin Texeira. June 2017 - November 2017.

  Amelia Midori Miller & Adrian Kay Wong  at Sherle Wagner Art Gallery. December 2016 - February 2017.

Amelia Midori Miller & Adrian Kay Wong at Sherle Wagner Art Gallery. December 2016 - February 2017.

Reshape
Reshape
Lately
"Mourning Dove" and "Morning Dove"
"Play" for A+D Architecture and Design Museum
CLARA - Beau
Artist Feature: Lexus x Beautify Earth Campaign
One and Two and... (Corner)
Adrian Kay Wong x Printed Goods
 Private interior
 Installation at Ace Theatre Rooftop in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.
 Installation at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.
 Mural for group exhibition “Relish Vol. 2: Los Angeles” at Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.
 Private interior
 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.
 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.
 Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.
 The Ashland in the Brooklyn Cultural District.
 'Play/Ground' at Gotham West, New York with Kristin Texeira. June 2017 - November 2017.
  Amelia Midori Miller & Adrian Kay Wong  at Sherle Wagner Art Gallery. December 2016 - February 2017.
Reshape

Text:

Reshape
by Adrian Kay Wong

In Reshape, artist Adrian Kay Wong strips visual representation of its power by stretching, compacting, exaggerating, and reorganizing forms that structure environments. Taking the influence buildings and public spaces have beyond their physical entity as his focus, Wong explores the visual translation of real-world settings to painted surface.

Reshape touches upon these notions of image-making processes, but also alludes to implications of spatial identity and cultural authenticity in its decoding of the Mandarin Plaza in LA’s Chinatown. By deconstructing the Plaza to its most basic elements, Wong examines how design can construct methods of communication for exposing underlying narratives. Particularly, Chinatown’s paradoxical aesthetic of overly “Chinese” and yet palpably “American".

The faux-authenticity of Chinatown’s decorative motifs and overt chinoiserie parallels Wong’s sentiment to his own ethnic background. Being too Asian “here” and too American “there” was, and still is, and enduring struggle. This installation postures: “What constitutes Chinatown beyond the ornamentelia? What aspects constitute our identities?”

Reshape evokes the necessity to consider the contextual, expand perspective, and question first impressions and preconceived notions. Without the pagoda rooftops, the dragons, the stone animal sculptures, Reshape offers a re-imagining of Chinatown and, possibly, a more authentic visual and narrative dissemination.

The Alley Fellowship supports the collaboration between architects and artists. The Alley Fellowship was established as a partnership between Rios Clementi Hale Studios and A+D Architecture and Design Museum. This partnership rose organically out of each organization’s desire to provide a platform from which to support emerging cross-disciplinary artists.

Rios
Clementi
Hale
Studios

Reshape

The Alley Fellowship supports the collaboration between architects and artists in order to extend the spectrum of work and artists the A+D showcases. The third exhibit in the series, Reshape, features the installation art of Adrian Kay Wong.

In ​Reshape,​ artist Adrian Kay Wong strips visual representation of its power by stretching, compacting, exaggerating, and reorganizing forms that structure environments. Taking the influence buildings and public spaces have beyond their physical entity as his focus, Wong explores the visual translation of real-world settings to painted surface.

Lately

Mural for storefront of Chinatown establishment, Lately.

"Mourning Dove" and "Morning Dove"

“Mourning Dove” and “Morning Dove” installed at the New American Paintings 2019 Pacific Coast Review at Zevitas Marcus

"Play" for A+D Architecture and Design Museum

Play

Wong’s work addresses settings of the everyday, driven by a careful observation of moments that are often subtle and overlooked. In Play, the installation looks to bring an interior domestic setting to A+D Museum’s exterior special projects space. By recognizing the origin of our personal creative histories as the simple rooms of the home we grew up in, Wong takes a long look at the characteristics that unite these environments. As children we draw rooms with a floor, a window, and a sun. This space is familiar to us all - nostalgic, innocent, and sacred.

A+D Architecture and Design Museum
4th Street Side Entrance
900 E 4th St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

CLARA - Beau

Song Written and Produced by: CLARA
Mixed by: Eddie Ponce
Guitars by: CLARA
Violins by: Daniel Chae
Electric Guitar by: Brandon Bae
Bass by: Thomas Drayton
Additional Drums by: Eddie Ponce

Directed by: CLARA
Art by: Adrian Kay Wong
Animated by: John Lee Kim
Produced by: Fishbowl Studios

Artist Feature: Lexus x Beautify Earth Campaign

Video: https://givewith.com/lexus-beautify-earth/

“Lexus and these artists are transforming the Los Angeles neighborhoods they call home with their unique artistic styles.

“Beautify Earth was founded with the mission to cover blighted walls with bright murals in order to revitalize and empower communities in order to give a voice to local and cultural identities.”

One and Two and... (Corner)

Signed and limited edition to 100 print with Haven Press for Uprise Art.

https://www.upriseart.com/art-under-800/artists/adrian-kay-wong/artworks/one-and-two-and-corner

Adrian Kay Wong x Printed Goods

Exclusive poster release for It’s Nice That’s Nicer Tuesdays event in London.

Private interior

Installation at Ace Theatre Rooftop in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

Installation at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, CA for DOPIUM.LA coinciding with the Los Angeles Design Festival (LADF). June 2018.

Mural for group exhibition “Relish Vol. 2: Los Angeles” at Joseph Gross Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.

Private interior

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

Art on Paper with Uprise Art in NYC, NY. March 2018.

The Ashland in the Brooklyn Cultural District.

'Play/Ground' at Gotham West, New York with Kristin Texeira. June 2017 - November 2017.

Amelia Midori Miller & Adrian Kay Wong at Sherle Wagner Art Gallery. December 2016 - February 2017.

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