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In the Artist's Studio: Warren Chang

In the Artist’s Studio: Warren Chang
January 31-April 14, 2019

Warren Chang’s studio (detail), Courtesy of the artist

Warren Chang’s studio (detail), Courtesy of the artist

Acclaimed artist Warren Chang is featured in an exhibition titled In the Artist’s Studio: Featuring Warren Chang. Visitors are invited into Chang’s studio for an introduction to his work, creative process and life as an artist. In this virtual studio visit, a selection of the artist’s works, art making tools and personal items, along with rarely seen photographs of private studio spaces - rarely open to the public - are on view.

Chang’s studio is relatively small, a stand-alone building constructed in the backyard of his house in 2007. Inspired roughly by the architectural drawing of Norman Rockwell’s studio, it boasts a large bay window from the direction of the north. There is a long bookshelf installed along the north wall, containing hundreds of art books and literature, which are of constant inspiration to him. There is a small loft on the second floor primarily used for storing paintings and this is where he also stretches his canvas.

Join Warren Chang for a Talk and Tour of his art-making process from 2-3pm on April 7.

NUMU’s In the Artist’s Studio exhibition series, introduced in 2018, supports the museum’s mission to share stories in new ways. Most people do not have the opportunity to visit an artist’s studio and learn firsthand how artwork is made, and more importantly why it is made. Through this program, NUMU offers insight into the practice of artmaking and shares with the community the ingenuity, intelligence and empathy that goes into the creative process.

An artist’s studio is both a sacred creative space and a functional workshop, each as unique as the individual artist. The studios of artists provide a treasure trove of insight into their practices and personas. Examples from art history include painter Francis Bacon, known for working amongst a disheveled hoard of creative material. Georgia O’Keefe’s adobe home studio is filled with found bone fragments and rocks, and punctuated with windows that provide magnificent views - all informed and inspired her creative process. Constantin Brancusi’s workspace was chock-full with not only his sculptures, but also his own handmade furniture.

Warren Chang’s exhibition of large scale paintings of migrant farmworkers, titled Voice of the Fields, is also on view. More information is available here.

In the Artist's Studio is generously supported by the Borgenicht Foundation.

The Borgenicht Foundation works to promote the understanding of secularism as the way and hope for establishing peace in the world. In addition, the Foundation supports social justice, conservation and historic preservation, the arts, health, and education.

Earlier Event: October 19
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Later Event: February 22
Warren Chang: Voice of the Fields