Summer travels are wrapped up and I am currently preparing work for iceberg X, a solo show for Ro2 Art in Dallas, Texas. The show will feature works on linen that use my images from the high Arctic as source material. Stay tuned for an updated portfolio and opening reception details for the end of September!
I'm excited to announce that I will be an artist-in-residence at Herhusid. Herhusid is located in northern Iceland in the town of Siglufodur. For three weeks my colleague and fellow artist in residence, Nick Bontrager, will travel to Iceland collecting materials, shooting film (drones!), and creating work for upcoming exhibitions. Stay tuned for images, show info, etc. www.herhusid.com
TCU magazine has an article detailing my trip to the Arctic, available in Print and Online.
The online version includes an interactive map of the sites we visited around Svalbard!
My exhibition of new paintings, constellation atlas, recently opened at Cloud Gallery in Seattle, WA.
constellation atlas is a new body of work focused on surface material and acts as an attempt to map the unknowable universe. Comprised of patterns, layers, and paintings arising out of (sometimes visible) drawings these map like paintings encode and reject meaning upon the substrate.
The exhibition is on view June 6-July 30th, 2016.
Just wrapped up an amazing trip to Central America (see post below), now packing up for my next adventure. Traveling through Oslo, Norway and then up to the islands of Svlabard, I'll be in Longyearbyen for a couple days and then on a sailing ship for 15 days with other artists, poets, musicians, playwrights, and scientists!
You can find more info in the updated title bar page now!
In May 2016 I'll be co-leading a Faculty Led Study abroad in Panama + Nicaragua. My art students will be creating watercolors on-site, learning about keeping a journal, and travel sketching. We'll take our Camera Drone along, Stamper, as well!
Update- you can see a great video one of our students put together here: PANAMA by Drone
Rounding out my winter of coast to coast shows in the USA (DC-Oklahoma-Washington State) is my solo exhibition at Western Washington University. I'll be showing around 20 new paintings and a new inflatable painting.
The show runs Feb. 22nd-March 11th, 2016. I'll be at WWU as a visiting artist on March 7th and 8th.
The reception is March 7th, 6-8pm and I'll give an artist talk on March 8th, 5-6pm.
I have 5 paintings in the space themed show, Other Worlds, Other Stories currently on view at the Washington Project of the Arts (WPA) in Washington, DC. The exhibition is on view until Feb. 20th. Also, it's near the DC conference hotel for CAA 2016, if you happen to be in the area and looking for some shows to see.
The line up looks great and kudos to curator Jeffry Cudlin for all his work on this project.
More info here: https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/other-worlds-other-stories
I currently have over 35 works at University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery for my solo show titled, the shape of everything. The exhibition feature works spanning a 5 year period with the focus on the cosmos. One of the newest works is an inflatable painted form that changes shape throughout the day.
Here is the press release/info: http://www.normanarts.org/2016/01/visiting-artist-adam-fung-brings-the-shape-of-everything-to-ous-lightwell-gallery/
My next solo exhibition will open January 15th, 2016 at University of Oklahoma's Lightwell Gallery. This exhibition, titled "the shape of everything" will include works from 2011-2016. The exhibition will feature over 35 works as well as a large scale, inflatable sculpture, objects, new paintings, and an attempt to explore connections between 5 years of work made about the universe at large.
More info about the beautiful exhibition space at University of Oklahoma can be found here:
If you find yourself in Ohio you can catch a new solo show of recent paintings at the Link Gallery located at Kent State in Trumball, OH.
The show is titled "a wave rolled towards you out of the distant past"
On view until October 15th, more info here: http://www.kent.edu/trumbull/link-art-gallery
It's getting hot down here in Texas as summer rolls in. But this is some "cool" news:
I am excited to announce I have been chosen by The Arctic Circle as an Artist-in-Residence aboard The Arctic Circle's rigged sailing ship, for the sumer solstice expedition in June 2016.
The expedition takes place within 10 degrees of the north pole and will leave from Longyearbyen, Svalbard (look it up, I didn't know where it was either). I plan on shooting lots of Drone video, doing paintings on-site and installing paintings into the incredible Arctic landscape. www.adamfung.com/arcticcircle
More info about the residency can be found here: www.thearcticcircle.org
I've been wanting to participate in this residency since its inception in 2009 and finally applied this year. More details will be forthcoming, including a fundraising effort.
Interested in whats happening with TCU drawing and painting?
Check out the hashtag #FROGPAINTERS on Instagram, etc.
I'm in a group exhibition that opens this weekend in Dallas, along with my Teaching Assistant, Alyssa Hawkins. I'll have four new paintings in the show, and there are some other great installations and work up as well. Check it out!
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Dec. 6th, 7- 10pm (reception)
Dec. 6 2014 -Jan.4th 2015
Addres: 500 Exposition Avenue Dallas, TX, 75226
More info here:
My recently completed body of work, titled Observatory, will be exhibited in Chicago's West Loop at Packer Schopf Gallery from Nov. 7th to Dec. 13th, 2014. The opening reception will be Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014 and I will be in attendance.
I have updated the portfolio section of the website to reflect the new work. Of course the work is always better and different in person!
The TCU MFA students are each making a series of artworks to put together as "shares". The CSA project will be a share of 4 artworks @ $300.
I will tell you this, they are going to be great and you will be supporting their educational, professional practices trip to NYC in Jan if you purchase a share. You can find more info here: http://tcu2014csa.tumblr.com
I've updated my site to a template based site which should lead to more fluid changes and frequent updates. It's in progress right now, adding images from the archive, tweaking, sorting, etc.