Five Feelings, Angels Gate International Exhibition 2007: Thailand
In February of
2007, Angels Gate Visual Arts Director Marshall Astor traveled to
The exhibition, Five Feelings, Angels Gate International
Exhibiton 2007: Thailand, consists of five artists, Jieng Sae Jern, Narupon
Chutiwansopon, Jessada Kongsommart, Pongsak Pechmang, and Narakorn Sittties. Artists Jessada Kongsommart and Pongsak
Pechmang will be traveling from
About the Artists
Jiang Sae Jern’s
mixed-media works, Overseas Panda,
touch on his experience as a Chinese expatriate working in a new land. His self-portraits, wearing an oversize
paper-mache, panda head speak to the constant presence of his Chinese identity,
by appropriating one of
Narupon Chutiwansopon’s series of drawings on paper, Rhythm of Tide, are a beautiful reference to the importance of tides, seasons and weather to everyday Thai life.
Jessada Kongsommart lives a double life, with
one foot in his home in a rural village in Kalasin, and another in
is a photographer, by day managing a busy wedding photography studio in Sri
Narakorn Sitties mixed media paintings of figures, surrounded by deep red backgrounds, their faces hidden, either by cloth or by shadow, address ideas of identity and place. These faceless portraits push the viewers to see themselves in his paintings.
Accompanying the exhibition is a small catalog, featuring two works by each of the five participants in the exhibition.
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