Friday, July 16 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Join exhibited artist Nick Dong as he discusses his immersive show Divine Immersion: The Experiential Art of Nick Dong, in an intimate virtual conversation via Zoom.
The exhibition journeys us past the loss and pain of the last year caused by COVID-19 into an immersive experience rooted in the ethos of healing. Inspired by a meditative experience at a Buddhist retreat, the Oakland-based Taiwanese artist, Nick Dong, designed a series of immersive installations to recapture our personal and collective spirit. Learn about the artist’s practice and influences before experiencing the work for yourself.
Please note that the zoom URL will be shared a week before the event.
More about the Artist:
Dong is a conceptual metalsmith, mixed-media sculptor, and socio-commodity engineer. From a multidisciplinary maker/craftsman practice he founded studioDONG and leads a team to produce experiential sculptures, objects, and installations that combine an advanced knowledge of materials and techniques to engage an audience’s experience beyond the optical. As a Taiwanese-American, Dong identifies himself as a 21st-century continuation of Wen-ren, the Chinese cultural lineage of intellect-scholars, in which each work is a quest of self-evolution, a vehicle of sharing philosophy. By carefully integrating scientific and handcrafted components, supernatural movements, light, sound, and various interactive or situational strategies, Dong’s work produces a fully immersive event, only complete once a viewer steps into space and the encounter is experienced.
More information on Dong’s work can be found on his website: https://www.studiodong.com/