Art Installations


Editors Note: We are very pleased to honor Flo Oy Wong in this issue by showing work from three of her art installations. Before looking at them, readers are encouraged to read the introductory piece, “On Voice and Memory: Flo Oy Wong.”The context of these pieces deepens their meaning.

Baby Jack Rice Story
Baby Jack Rice Story, Gallery view, approximately 10′ x 10′ x 6”, mixed media: rice sacks, silkscreened photos, thread, text, sequins. (1993-1996)

 

Baby Jack Rice Story
Baby Jack Rice Story detail, approximately 20” by 36”,
mixed media: rich sacks, silkscreened photos, thread, text, sequins, wood. (1993-1996)

 

My Mother's Baggage
My Mother’s Baggage: Paper Sister/Paper Aunt/Paper Wife (1997)

 

My Mother's Baggage
My Mother’s Baggage: Paper Sister/Paper Aunt/Paper Wife (1997)

 

Edna Mae Fong
Edna Mae Fong, approximately 12′ x 4 ‘ x 16 “,
mixed media: scrim, medical bag, chest of drawers with doctor tools, text narrative. (2007)

 

Edna Mae Fong
Edna Mae Fong chest of drawers detail. (2007)

Flo Oy Wong is a native of Oakland, California, an artist, and the co-founder of the Asian American Women Artists Association. Wong has received many awards, including the city of Sunnyvale's 2007 Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and a Kearny Street Workshop National Endowment for the Arts commission. She has appeared on the James Lehrer NewsHour and KQED's SPARK television program. She is represented by the Flomenhaft Gallery in New York.

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