sun24jul5:00 pmsun8:00 pmCreative Exchange Fund: Junli Song & Vic Barquin ExhibitionArtists in Residence Duo Exhibition
Vic Barquin Summer 2022 Resiliency Forms During my residency, I will
During my residency, I will make a collection of large scale paper sculptures reminiscent of natural forms. These biomorphic pieces will encourage the viewer to think about personal sustainability, from both an emotional and economic standpoint. I first became interested in working with paper in this way during the pandemic. To reduce material expenses, I started cutting up old work and making new collages. These paper sculptures will be constructed from the scraps of the scraps, along with junk mail and other recycled materials.
Silk: Materiality and Narrative
For my residency, I plan to continue experimenting with a silk stencil painting process I created. I began experimenting with silk and ink sticks as a way to speak through my material choices. My work explores my experiences of inhabiting a liminal space as a Chinese-American. Taking Western techniques of stenciling and using them with ancient Chinese materials is creating a process that is neither Eastern nor Western, but something in between. I would like to continue pushing this development, both in terms of the creation of the silk pieces themselves, as well as how they are displayed.
(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
214 S Main St, Springdale, AR 72764