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Artist in Residence: Pudy Tong 🗞️

April 13 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Artist in Residence: Pudy Tong

Pudy Tong is in residence at Imago Artist-Run Print Studio from April 2nd to April 16th 2023. Join us Thursday, April 13th from 5 to 7 pm for a presentation of his work. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm. 

Purdy Tong works in the studio

Pudy Tong’s (he/him) memories of his immigrant childhood are punctuated by the images of large stacks of Chinese newspapers landing on his family’s doorstep every two weeks, shipped in from Vancouver to a small rural town in British Columbia. His print-based art practice draws on elements from journalism as the subject through which our experience of contemporary, media-saturated society is refracted, reinterpreted and re-imagined.

He is spending his time at Imago experimenting with how to draw/write text in abstraction, developing a system to randomize newspaper front page layouts, all the while resisting the temptation to just prompt Artificial Intelligence to do the work. He received his BFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. He works out of Open Studio in Toronto and spends just a little too much time scrolling Doge Social (Twitter).

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