Flora Kao: Web
Opening Reception: November 6, 2014 5:30 – 9:00 pm
November 6, 2014 – March 31, 2015
“An undulating landscape of crocheted pink twine, Web is a site-specific installation in the glass conference room of CO Architects. Through repeated actions like crotchet and the obsessive layering of source material, Kao’s art hovers at the edge of restraint and collapse, appearing to come together and fall apart simultaneously. In overlaying time and place, the artist explores the human impulse to apply order to chaos in an attempt to control the uncontrollable.”
Flora Kao holds a MFA from UC Irvine in Studio Art, a BFA in Painting from Otis College of Art and Design, and a BA in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College. In Los Angeles, Kao has exhibited solo at Grand Central Art Center, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Commonwealth and Council, Gallery 825, Art-merge LAB, HAUS Gallery, the LA Art Show, and the UC Irvine University Art Gallery. Kao’s work has also been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco, Emily Harvey Foundation in New York, Infernoesque in Berlin, and at various Southern California venues including Torrance Art Museum, Irvine Fine Arts Center, City of Brea Gallery, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Culver Center for the Arts, LAXART, See Line Gallery, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Beacon Arts Building, Phantom Galleries, California State University Los Angeles, Cypress College, West Los Angeles College, California State University Long Beach, and La Sierra University.