Art & Development, Community

art art art weekend part two

Christine Wong Yap, You Have to Get Through it to Get To It / You Have to Get To it to Get Through it, 2009, ink on paper 7.625 x 11.5 inches each. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, You Have to Get Through it to Get To It / You Have to Get To it to Get Through it, 2009, ink on paper 7.625 x 11.5 inches each. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

This installment of my art weekend update starts off with a few happy observations concerning last Saturday’s Southern Exposure’s Pop Noir auction at Electric Works:

First, it seemed like a successful fundraiser. The bidding was active and collectors seemed to enjoy getting worthy works and good deals while supporting SoEx. It was really great to see people buying art. Non-profits are struggling more than usual, so it’s great to see arts supporters persist.

Second, SoEx puts on a great auction. They got really great donations of local food and booze; the auction was run really smoothly, and the installation seemed to fit an incredible amount of work on rather limited wall space really well.

Third, my donation (pictured above) went at above the retail price; not bad when the minimum bid starts low. It’s nice to see your work appreciated so measurably. I’m not opposed to partnering with the right gallery, but lately, I’ve enjoyed the freedom to just make whatever I feel like, and get on with collaborations with artists and friends.

In the end, my attitude is the same as Leonard Cohen’s, who was recently quoted in “Careless Whisper” by Jennifer Allen in Frieze Magazine (April 2009):

I didn’t want to work for pay, but I wanted to be paid for my work.

In that spirit, I’ve made some works available.

Christine Wong Yap, Dime Store Advice, 2009, China marker on foil-laminated cardstock, 11.75 x 16.5 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, Dime Store Advice, 2009, China marker on foil-laminated cardstock, 11.75 x 16.5 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, Untitled (Lens Flare, Small Mirror), 2007, Etched mirror, colored pencil, frame, 13 x 16 x 2 inches

Christine Wong Yap, Untitled (Lens Flare, Small Mirror), 2007, Etched mirror, colored pencil, frame, 13 x 16 x 2 inches

Christine Wong Yap, Cheap and Cheerful #3, 2009, neon and glitter pen, 11.625 x 7.75 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, Cheap and Cheerful #3, 2009, neon and glitter pen, 11.625 x 7.75 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, Cheap and Cheerful #10, 2009, neon and glitter pen, 11.625 x 7.75 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

Christine Wong Yap, Cheap and Cheerful #10, 2009, neon and glitter pen, 11.625 x 7.75 inches. Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre.

If you’re interested in providing a good home for any of these works, please email me at cwy (at) christinewongyap.com, and I’ll send over a link where you can get prices (ranging from under $100 to a few hundred and up) and more info about these and other available works. Cheers.

If original art is out of your price range, consider multiples and books, available at my Store.

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