"The Moment of Re-Inventing: Cultural Assembly"

New Ceramic Sculpture by Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso

Plinth Gallery

June 1 - July 28, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday June 1 from 6-9pm
Our summer exhibition schedule begins with new work by Kwok Pong "Bobby" Tso. Kwok Pong was born and raised in Hong Kong and now lives in Maryville, Missouri. In 2009 he received his undergraduate degree in art from Northwest Missouri State University and earned both a Master's of Art and a Master's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Northwest Missouri State University. He has exhibited and been published nationally and internationally in China, The Peoples Republic of Korea, Romania, Germany and United Kingdom.

Pong explores the idea of objects that have been made or known and then deconstructing them into something that is unknown. The work in this exhibition becomes a metaphor between something that exists and something imagined, or what he refers to as "a miscellaneous, yet compact relationship". We can recognize and identify component parts of his work: perhaps a piece of structural steel, mechanical fasteners, a spool of wire, a metal roller, or a lever. He then fabricates plaster molds of these parts. By using a process known as slip casting, clay in a liquid suspension is poured into the mold and the object is reproduced. These singular objects are the first part of that "miscellaneous, yet compact relationship." After glazing or applying other colored ceramic pigments, these components are assembled into larger sculptural forms that can also contain parts made from other materials such as glass, metal or plastic. These multi-part assemblages are the other side of his metaphor, that which is imagined.

Plinth Gallery
3520 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO 80216


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