oil, graphite + wax on linen
48 x72 inches
Cufflink Art - possible magic
Exhibition on Display: March 26 through May 21, 2022 | Adam Fung
Cufflink Art announces its upcoming exhibition, possible magic, a solo
exhibition featuring the works of Adam Fung.
Adam Fung’s exhibition, possible magic, examines how we navigate our trajectory within the Anthropocene’s
precarious states. Primarily using painting as means to survey the condition of the planet, Fung utilizes an
array of research interests that touch upon issues such as eco-anxiety, climate change, the history of landscape
imagery, and interconnected systems also known as hyperobjects.
Intentionally working with oil paint, these slow moving, layered surfaces are a resistance to the slickness, speed,
and expectations of the digital world or media we encounter daily. Each painting is executed with deliberate
attention to surface, saturated color pallets, paint application, variety of linen textures, and the use of absorbent or
The sources of these paintings are created primarily from Fung’s own photo archives with a nod to manipulated,
high-definition images that reflect our desire to intensify every moment. The work shifts across images of the high
Arctic, forests, moons, oceans, and outer space—which not only track the artist’s direct engagement with sites, but
also a carbon footprint. Fung’s paintings employ a dynamic color pallet that alludes to beauty and destruction in
the contemporary landscape while ranging from immersive to intimate in scale.
Using natural markers of time such as the cycle of the moon, dusk, and dawn, Fung ponders—how do we plot a
course across this unstable, sublime, and quickly evolving climate crisis? Is it a hyperobject of our own making?
In these contemporary landscapes, full of inequality but also enchantment, we catch glimpses of eco-anxiety,
hope, perseverance, and possible magic. With each encounter we must ask ourselves: what lies over the seen and
ABOUT ADAM FUNG
Adam Fung is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
He received his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
degree from Western Washington University. Fung also attended Virginia Commonwealth University for Art
Foundations. 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 make-up of the universe. Fung’s work often arises
from direct experience and primary sources. His paintings can be found in public art collections at Microsoft,
South Bend Museum of Art, and the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab, as well as numerous private collections.
ABOUT CUFFLINK ART:
Cufflink Art, established by Doug Gault and Joey Luong, is a contemporary art
establishment providing a platform for emerging and established artists. The gallery
specializes in the sale of both primary and secondary market artworks, with a focus
on contemporary artists from the 20th and 21st century.
In addition, the gallery offsets their programming of unique works alongside
accessibility by offering limited edition prints, fine art books, and small objects.
The gallery is located in the Near Southside neighborhood of Fort Worth which has
recently been designated as a state cultural district. The Near Southside is home to
a multitude of arts, entertainment and creative organizations and continues to foster
building a creative and supportive community.
Fort Worth has a rich and vibrant arts community and is home to world-class art
institutions such as The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Kimbell Art Museum
and The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
120 St. Louis Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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