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Art31 & FACTUR Artists Marla E and Boy Kong’s New Installations on View at A&H
April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - April 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pmFree
See Marla E and Boy Kong’s new installations, created during their residency at Orlando’s first maker space, FACTUR. The installations debuted at Third Thursday outside the Orange County Regional History Center, spent time at the Orange County Administration Building, and were moved on April 1 to the Art & History Museums – Maitland campus, where they will remain until April 16.
About the installations:
Boy Kong – Untitled China, 2016; Fiberglass, wood, oil paint, and acrylic paint.
Untitled China is Boy Kong’s first large scale sculpture. It was inspired by traditional blue and white Chinese porcelain and American tattoo culture. The piece represents a fusion of cultures, which references this nationally celebrated artist’s personal narrative.
Marla E – The Cube, 2016; Acrylic, metal, paint, LED lighting, and solar panel.
The Cube is Marla E’s first large scale sculpture. It is the artist’s first step towards a new series where the forms in her well known Urban Plaster paintings literal;y jump off of the wall to immerse the viewer in a three-dimensional world of bold color, texture, and geometric shapes
About the Artists:
Boy Kong – Orlando native Boy Kong is a self-taught painter, illustrator, muralist and collage artist. His artwork is immediately identifiable with bold lines and bright colors, drawing inspiration from a mixture of Ukiyo-e Surrealism, graffiti and animal folklore. He has been featured in solo exhibitions at art galleries in both Orlando and New York City and received press accolades from The New York Times, artnet news, Street Art NYC and WUCF(PBS) Artisodes.
Marla E – A long-time supporter of the Art & History Museums – Maitland, Marla E studied fine art at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Her unique sculptural paintings often incorporate unlikely objects, providing an element of surprise, and can be seen in shows, galleries and private collections around the world. Marla E was selected to participate in American Art Collector Juried Competition of New York for the past nine years, as well as an international artist exhibition by Art Park Gallery in Rhodes, Greece. Two of her pieces can now be seen covering four stories of the One Eleven Building, owned by Lincoln Properties in Downtown Orlando.