There Is No There There: SACI MFA in Communication Design Graduate Alexandra Wong, opens July 12th at the SACI New York Gallery in the Chelsea arts district.
SACI New York Gallery
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 12 from 6:00-8:00pm
ON VIEW: July 12 – August 9, 2018
There Is No There There: SACI MFA in Communication Design Graduate Alexandra Wong opens Thursday, July 12th at 6:00 pm in SACI's new gallery space in the Chelsea district of New York City. The exhibition features digital illustration by Alexandra Wong, a 2018 graduate of the MFA in Communication Design program at SACI.
Join us for the opening or visit the gallery throughout the month of July to see the work.
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Digital Illustration by:
2018 MFA in Communication Design
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“The etymology of nostalgia is a portmanteau of two Greek words: nostos meaning the return home and algia referring to the sensation of pain or suffering.”
The images in There Is No There There explore the shift between ‘nostalgia,’ defined as a longing for a physical place and a place in time that can no longer be reached – in this case, the 1990s. What does this shift mean for the identity of the millennial generation? They were born in an analog era and reached adulthood in a digital one. How does this shift influence the way in which they direct their buying power and, in turn, how they are being marketed to?
Alexandra Wong is a digital illustrator and designer. Her illustration work primarily focuses on social issues and is stylistically reflective of her background in fine art, the concentration of her BFA achieved at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She has been living in Florence, Italy, for the past several years, where she began her studies in design, taking a particular interest in print media and brand identity.