Get 'over/under' to downtown Rockland for new art show

Jan 08, 2020
Artwork by: Elaine K. Ng

Rockland — A show of new work by Elaine K. Ng, entitled "Over/Under," opens with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Interloc (formerly Steel House Projects), 639 Main St. The exhibition is on view through Feb. 29.

"Over/Under" showcases Ng's recent work developed from her exploration of materials, patterns, and their relationship to place. Mined from research done in Taiwan during 2017 and 2018, these works combine, abstract and transform commonplace things, reimagining them in different contexts to offer alternate interpretations of material surroundings. This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.

Ng is an artist whose work explores the physical and psychological structures of site. Her multi-disciplinary practice uses material investigation, writing and research to examine the collective knowledge of place, and manifests as installations and sculptural objects. Her most recent work has been focused on the patterns and materials that help people define place and their relationship to it.

Born in Dallas, Tex. to immigrants, Ng first trained as a classical musician and then studied pre-veterinary medicine and ceramics at the University of California, Davis. She went on to obtain an MBA and an MA in arts administration from Southern Methodist University. After a ten-year career in nonprofit management, she returned to the studio to focus on her own artwork and completed her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014. She exhibits her work internationally, has been a Visiting Professor at NSCAD University and a Visiting Artist at Tainan National University of the Arts, and has lectured at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China. She is a 2019 Artist in Residence at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and a 2019-2020 Research Fellow with the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and was recently named the Maine Arts Commission’s Visual Artist Fellow for 2020. In 2017-2018, Ng was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship for research in Taiwan.

Interloc is a multidisciplinary art space providing access to contemporary artists, thinkers and technologists through exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and more. Co-directors Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’Regan work together to curate and build the programming for Interloc. For more information, email gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com

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