Modulation & Harmony
Sept 8–Oct 31, 2020
Mansion at Strathmore
Sweeping movements and inky undulations stretch across the mixed media paintings of Emon Surakitkoson, created from acrylic and pen. The Washington, DC artist with Thai roots examines how the disorienting experience of leaving one culture for another creates a sense of chaos. In her black, white, and grayscale works, she brings harmonization to disorder. With large, expansive brush strokes, Surakitkoson organizes seemingly random swirling forms into pleasing compositions that encourage the viewer’s eye to move around the canvas with a fluid motion. Her bold use of contrast merges with a harmonic depiction of movement in these abstractions, provoking reflection on the complexities of cross-cultural experience and identity.
Visiting the Mansion During This Time
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- Press Release (pdf)
- The Art of Nuance: Mixed-Media Artist Emon Surakitkoson in District Fray
- Review by Mark Jenkins in The Washington Post
Banner: Small Talk by Emon Surakitkoson
Comfort Zone by Emon Surakitkoson
Curator’s Tour: Paper Works, Woolgathering, Modulation & Harmony
Virtual Art Talk for Kids
Virtual Art Talk for Adults
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