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Creative Exchange Fund: Junli Song & Vic Barquin Exhibition

sun24jul5:00 pmsun8:00 pmCreative Exchange Fund: Junli Song & Vic Barquin ExhibitionArtists in Residence Duo Exhibition

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Vic Barquin

Summer 2022

Resiliency Forms

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.

Junli Song

Summer 2022

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.