The Kingdom of Zero THURSDAY April 26th

by - April 24, 2012

The Rozelle Warehouse, Amy Aughinbaugh, and Anne Weems are pleased to announce a solo art exhibition by Kong Wee Pang entitled The Kingdom of Zero.

The Kingdom of Zero will run for one evening only on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 from 7-10 pm.

The show and reception will be held at 822 Rozelle Street, Memphis, TN 38114.  The warehouse is located at Evelyn and Rozelle off of McLean just beyond the train tracks.

The Kingdom of Zero addresses Kong Wee’s transition to America after moving from Malaysia.  Her large scale mixed-media, watercolor, and ink works on paper are a hybrid between figuration and abstraction.  The paintings center around the idea of her identity suspended between Eastern and Western culture.  Her work, inspired from photographs of her own body in various forms, bridges these cultures as it stretches and contorts to connect opposing experiences.  Pang states, “Why call it contortion? Because both American and Southeast Asian cultures have unique and distinct influences on me, often pulling me in opposite directions.”

Even though Pang’s original roots are Chinese, she was born and raised in Malaysia.  She spent a period of time studying art at Singapore Nanyang Fine Art College, after which she moved to Memphis in 2001 to study at the Memphis College of Art.  She went on to receive a degree from MCA in Fine Art and Design in 2004, and she is currently a soon-to-be MFA graduate this May.  In addition to being a full-time student, Kong Wee also works as an art designer at the mid-south’s largest ad agency, archer>malmo.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by the Center for Outreach and Development of the Arts (CODA) at Rhodes College.

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