Exhibition Duration: October 6 – October 19, 2016
This October, ArtistSpace presents Nature’s Symphony, the solo exhibition of visual artist and philanthropist Joyce Herrera-Wong, which showcases colorful, exotic works that reflect her appreciation of nature and reveal her worldwide travels. The collection pays tribute to nature’s inherent perfection, from which Herrera-Wong finds immense inspiration.
Under Herrera-Wong’s paintbrush, nature is depicted in pixel perfect intricacy, with landscapes and seascapes composed in unwavering symmetry and hues captured in their most vibrant during a certain time of day – all in an attempt to recreate the artist’s first hand impression of vistas only known by well-travelled eyes.
With keen attention to details, impeccable balance and intense colors, nature is illustrated in the show as a harmonious ecosystem of terrain, water, foliage, and people. As such, viewers will see glassy lakes and rivers framed by deciduous forests in reds and greens, a pair of human silhouettes reveling the lapping shore at dusk and blooms that embrace edifices under the warm afternoon sun, among others.
In her commitment to share her talents to the betterment of society, Herrera-Wong is donating all proceeds of the exhibit to the New Punlaan School, a school in San Juan, Metro Manila, that provides underprivileged young women with livelihood and employment skills.
About the Artist
Joyce Herrera-Wong’s art exposure is diverse. She took up Chinese watercolor painting in 1986 while her family was based in Taiwan and Classical Realism in 2007 upon moving to Hong Kong. With a growing passion for the genre, she took further studies of plein air painting from esteemed and multi-awarded visual artists Marcia Burtt in California and Phil Starke in New York apart from receiving art training from Buds Convocar, long-time President of the Saturday Art Group of Artists in Manila.
Moreover, she has joined in countless group shows both local and abroad with the aim of raising funds for charitable organizations such as Gawad Kalinga and Kids International Ministry. Herrera-Wong is one of the founders and former President of Pintura Circle, an art-for-charity group based in Hong Kong. Last year, her works were showcased in a three-woman show at the Philippine Center Art Gallery in New York City.
This is her first solo exhibition.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
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