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CAS Museum 2009 winter Kwong

Evri Kwong: Just Pretend Everything Is OK

January 24 through March 22, 2009


In his boldly confrontational paintings and prints, San Francisco-based artist Evri Kwong explores a novel—and socially engaged—form of narrative painting. Featuring stories culled from current events and interpreted in all their vivid brutality, his works confront our culture's deliberate ignorance. National issues such as hypocrisy, consumerism, racism, sexual abuse, religious intolerance, and violence all provide fodder for his expressive vision. This exhibition is organized by the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.

Images:

(Top left) Evri Kwong, Pinky Goes to Town, 2001.
Oil and Sharpie permanent marker on canvas. 71 x 70 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Dwight Hackett Projects.

(Top right) Evri Kwong, Putting Pilly to Sleep, 2006.
Oil and Sharpie permanent marker on canvas. 36 x 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Dwight Hackett Projects.