Ro2 Art is thrilled to present ‘Iceberg X,’ an exhibition of works by artist Adam Benjamin Fung. The show will run from September 30 through October 28, 2017.
In his newest series, artist Adam Fung recaptures the enchanting landscapes that he witnessed during his Artist Residency in the Arctic Circle. While his paintings offer a gorgeous glimpse into this frozen wonderland, Fung is also intent to provide a sobering reminder that many of these sites now look drastically different, or no longer exist, due to climate change. Fung’s work features ghostly monochromatic renditions of the various glaciers, icebergs, and seas that inspired him, paired with an unexpected, yet unmistakable, symbol of loss. The significance of Iceberg X lies in its ability to present a visual quandary for the viewer; the X reinforces the painted surface, but its transparency allows the viewer to re-enter the painting as a window into another world.
Adam Benjamin Fung received his MFA from University of Notre Dame and BFA from Western Washington University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In June 2016, Fung was an artist in residence as part of the Arctic Circle program. The summer solstice expedition traveled above 81 degrees latitude aboard a rigged sailing ship, using the port of Longyearbyen, Svalbard as a departure point. His new body of work Iceberg X arises from this direct experience in the Arctic.
Fung works primarily as a Painter and has a dynamic range of research interests that touch upon issues such as climate change, landscape, patterns and the makeup of the universe. Fung’s work often arises from direct experience such a recent residency in Iceland or a 2014 road trip around west Texas and New Mexico to visit dark sky parks and observatories. In November 2017 Fung will present collaborative work with artist and fellow TCU professor, Nick Bontrager at the University of Dallas and Collin College. This work will focus on the artists’ interaction with the landscape through the lens of new technologies, including aerial and underwater drones, laser scanners, and 360 degree video.
Fung’s paintings can be found in public art collections at Microsoft, South Bend Museum of Art, TCU, and the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab, as well as numerous private collections nationally and internationally. Fung is represented by Ro2 Art in Dallas, TX and Aron Packer Projects in Chicago, IL.