Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah:Combining images of nature, science, and culture, artist Michael Wong creates incredibly imaginative large-scale landscape and installation art. This innovative artist shares his craft during a presentation forSUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, on Thursday,April 18, 2013. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm in the Centrum Arena, Section K on SUU’s campus.Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.
Michael Wongis a San Francisco-based artist who specializes in large-scale drawings and installations investigating cultural mythologies of global history. He has shown his work nationally and internationally in New York, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Beijing, and Venice. He is a veteran artist, educator, and traveler whose studio practice focuses on drawing-based explorations into history and culture. “I cull inspiration from my travels throughout Europe, Asia, and America—experiences that continue to shape and inspire the content of my drawings,” Wong said. For the last several years, he has focused on capturing panoramic landscapes in large-format drawings. These works are inspired by his interest in imaginary topographies populated by hybrids of science, history, and personal mythologies. He is the artist-in-residence at Zion Nation Park during the month of April 2013. As an artist, he is particularly spellbound by locations dominated by geological formations that reveal the slow caress of time and erosion.
Art Insightsis a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Rediscover the vibrancy of Zion National Park through the artistic imagination and creative vision of Michael Wong by attending his Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.