Gallery Belljar presents Micro-Habitat new works by San Francisco artist Micke Tong. This exhibition is site specific and devoted to the physical environments that surrounds, influences, and is utilized by the human species on a tender scale. Micro-Habitat displays dynamic work that ranges from conceptual art to drawings to installation sculptures which are made with low-rider inspired candy colored taxidermy forms infested by cities, pre-fab homes and other human dwellings made of wood. The artist also explores San Francisco’s neighborhoods, creating facades that mimic Victorians, Edwardians and present day building aesthetics.
As an Art Director for Computers & Structures, Inc., a Berkeley company that helps three dimensionally engineer architectural designs for the likes of Frank Gehry, the currently developing Bay Bridge expansion and the new Freedom Towers in New York City, the artist gets to witness first hand the designs that has inspired his show. He explains how he wanted to engage people to have more of a “God’s eye view” of their surroundings and to be conscious of the affects of imperial real estate on our habitat.
Micke Tong is best known for his future forward digital illustrations filled with strong colors, unique shapes and unusual sub-text. Over the years his works have been displayed in Tokyo, Australia, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Tong resides in the Dog Patch District of San Francisco and is a graduate of the Academy of Art University San Francisco with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Arts. He was member of the former purist art group, Multi Media Art Collective (MMAC) and founder of The National Alliance of Art Scenarios. You can find more of Micke Tong’s work at www.micketong.com.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 2009
Where: Gallery Belljar, 3187 16th Street, San Francisco, Ca 94103