Issue #9 ~ Autumn 2022
Cover Art | The Map of a Myth II | Kwong Kwok Wai
(120 cm X 60 cm, oil on raw linen, 2021)
I usually start with concepts in my painting process, and concepts converted into symbols. With abstractions suggestive of old places, I try to build up a connection between history and contemporary art. Having always liked drawing maps of some imaginary places since childhood, I recently experimented portraying history with maps.
In this painting, I transformed fragments of a 2021 satellite map of the Kowloon Peninsula into a non-representational depiction of the city.
The Map of a Myth I | Kwong Kwok Wai
(76 cm X 90 cm, oil on raw linen, 2021)
Reference: Road map of Central, the core financial and government area; and Shumshuipo, an old district with a low-income population.
The Map of a Myth IV | Kwong Kwok Wai
(76 X 90 cm, oil on canvas, 2021)
Reference: Aerial photos of the Kowloon Peninsula in 1947 and satellite map of the same area in 2021.
Like Sand Through An Hourglass | Yuchen Shi
Yuchen Shi is an artist based in Singapore from the United World College of South East Asia. Inspired by collage art, her work mainly revolves around metropolitan lifestyles and the way they contribute to the construction of one’s identity. Although oil is her primary medium, she also experiments with installationand video art to present her thoughts regarding the rapid development of our world. Her artworks were featured in various exhibitions internationally.
Reborn| Monica Viera
Monica Viera is a latinx author and painter from East LA. She writes and listens to 80s music in her free time.
Magic Dream | Yolanda Fleming
Yolanda Fleming is a New Jersey shore-based mixed-media artist and exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ. Her work hangs in business offices, galleries, restaurants and private homes in NJ, NY and Philadelphia. She is also a hospital marketing director and co-publisher of EDGE Magazine, also based in NJ, an author and musician who has recorded under the name Yoji Ananda. “Magic Dream” was created while listening to “Magic,” the song by Olivia Newton-John on repeat shortly after her passing. For more info, visit yolandafleming.com.
Sky Blue | Elizabeth Schoonmaker
Elizabeth Schoonmaker lives and works in the Town of Plainfield in upstate New York. Elizabeth received a Master of Fine Arts from the University at Albany. During her career as an artist at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, N.Y. and at Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., Elizabeth launched several community-based projects, including The Drawing Company, a program offering drawing classes and exhibition opportunities for elderly residents, and A Wedding Gift, a historical narrative featuring stories and photographs about memorable wedding gifts and their owners. Elizabeth is the author and illustrator of Square Cat and Square Cat ABC, published by Aladdin Books/ Simon & Schuster. https://elizabethschoonmaker.blogspot.com/
Portrait of a City – no. iii | Danny Rebb
Danny Rebb is a disabled self-taught photographer who first picked up a camera forty years ago and began showing his work in 2017. His images seek to evoke emotion in the viewer by portraying unexpected beauty in overlooked places and circumstances or to transform what at first glance seems to be grotesque into something beautiful. He currently resides in Dearborn, Michigan.
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