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'Lime Sorbet' (detail), Su-en Wong, 2001, colored pencil on painted paper'Lime Sorbet' (detail), Su-en Wong, 2001, colored pencil on painted paper

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Su-en Wong: Simultaneous Voices (Cancelled)

New York artist Su-en Wong will visit Willamette University Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture series.

Wong will give a free lecture about her recent work, entitled Simultaneous Voices. The event is in Cone Chapel on the second floor of Waller Hall.

Wong is a draftsperson and painter immersed in figurative concerns. Her works, made with colored pencil, graphite and acrylic on paper and panel, are sometimes playful and enticing, but more often reveal a disturbing side. Her vision is realized through a collection of pairs and groups of self-portrait figures that inhabit scenes of ambiguous space, often commenting on memories of emotional, physical and mental passages.

Born in Singapore in 1973, Wong received her master of fine arts degree in 1997 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of artist grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2000 and 2004), the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2000), the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation (1998), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1997). Wong's most recent solo exhibitions include Danese Gallery, New York; Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles; Deitch Projects, New York; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.

The Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture series, endowed by the late Janeth Hogue Sponenburgh and Mark Sponenburgh, enables Willamette's Department of Art and Art History to bring a noted scholar, artist or curator to campus each year.


The Feb. 22 Sponenburgh Lecture at Willamette University featuring artist Su-en Wong has been cancelled. Wong had a personal emergency and cannot attend. Attempts will be made to re-schedule the event at a future date.

(update posted 16 Feb 2007, 9:12 a.m.)

02-01-2007