Poetry Is Not A Luxury exhibiting artist Christine Wong Yap invites us to her studio!
DATE: Friday, August 7, 2020
TIME: 3pm PDT
LOCATION: ONLINE via SFCB's Instagram account (@sanfranciscocenterforthebook)
Join SFCB on our Instagram feed as Queens, NY based artist Christine Wong Yap takes over in the afternoon! Christine will host a virtual tour of her studio space via Instagram Live; all you need to do is grab your phone or jump online and head over to SFCB's Instagram feed (@sanfranciscocenterforthebook) at 3 pm. PLEASE NOTE: viewers will need to log in to their Instagram account via a mobile device or computer desktop in order to view this event.
Christine Wong Yap is a project-based artist who often uses printmaking, drawing, and social practice to explore psychological wellbeing. She has participated in over a dozen residencies and studio programs. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has lived and worked in Queens, NY since 2010. Christine’s work 100 Stories of Belonging in the Bay Area is featured in SFCB's summer exhibition Poetry Is Not A Luxury, in addition to three silkscreened bandannas inspired by local Belonging project participants.
(above: Christine Wong Yap, Hopes for Chinatown, 2020, site-specific public art: participation, hand-lettering, digital print, 80 x 148 inches and 96 x 48 inches. Photo by Jeremiah Barber.)
The installation Hopes For Chinatown at Dragon Seed Bridal (735 Clay Street) is a temporary public artwork featuring community members’ hopes and dreams for S.F. Chinatown in English and Chinese. The responses were gathered in “Art, Culture, and Belonging”, a project in partnership with the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco and the Chinatown Arts and Culture Coalition. It is part of Art for Essential Workers, in which 100 Days Action is installing art on boarded up storefronts by local and national artists with images of optimism and solidarity with our essential workers.