THINK OF PONG─HO Pong Pong Solo Exhibition
Starting 11 April 2015, ESLITE GALLERY will present “THINK OF PONG—HO Pong Pong Solo Exhibition.” On view until 3 May 2015, the exhibition marks ESLITE’S first collaboration with HO Pong Pong, featuring the artist’s personal collection of vintage costume jewelry as well as nine original works on paper inspired by it.
- Exhibition Period：11 Apr 2015 – 03 May 2015
- Address：ESLITE GALLERY l No. 11, 5F, Songgao Road, Taipei 11073
- Opening Hours：11 Apr 2015
Starting 11 April 2015, ESLITE GALLERY will present “THINK OF PONG—HO Pong Pong Solo Exhibition.” On view until 3 May 2015, the exhibition marks ESLITE’S first collaboration with HO Pong Pong, featuring the artist’s personal collection of vintage costume jewelry as well as nine original works on paper inspired by it. Ho Pong Pong’s works on paper are a combination of vintage costume jewelry and surrealist drawings that reveal the artist’s fascination of the human body and thoughts on life, relationships, personal development. Drawing with her signature fine lines, Ho incorporates jewelry pieces as an important element in her work but also retains their ornamental function for use as a brooch. Alongside these works, Ho will present her brooch collections in four themes, heart, face, lion and tree, and jewelry pieces from 12 famous brands including Boucher, Coro, Monet to provide an overview of the golden era of costume jewelry.
Costume jewelry has been a part of fashion history for hundreds of years, but it was not until the mid-20thcentury when various designers, including Coco Chanel, launched it as an accessory line to complement their apparels that it became widely popular amongst all classes of American women for its affordability and trendiness. Ho began collecting costume jewelry while studying in London and has since accumulated a great number of pieces from Trifari, Robert, Monet, etc. In 2008, she obtained a jewelry appraisal certificate from Gemological Institute International, and in 2012 she began creating works on paper incorporating her collection.
HO Pong Pong (HO Sze Pong)
HO Pong Pong was born in United states in 1979. She received a BA in graphic design from Camberwell College of Art in UK . Pong’s keen interest in jewelry design and collecting vintage costume jewelry had led her to study with the Gemological Institute International as gemologist, furthermore, she had exhibited her vintage costume jewelry collection in 2010 at the Taipei Ren Café. Pong created a series of jewelry designs, inspired by Tong Yang Tze’s aesthetic imagery of calligraphy. Since 2009, Pong has exhibited her jewelry design works in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Hong Kong, including: 2009 “Eternal Rhythm of Ink──Calligraphy by Tong Yang Tze & Designs Bases on Tong’s Art for Creative Industry”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, and 2010 “INK and DESIGN Exhibition”, Hong Kong Central Library. In 2011, January ,Pong had an exhibition with Tong Yang Tze in Kaohsiung Sincewell Gallery , also in 2011, Pong designed a new series of calligrapgy jewelry, exhibited in “Taipei World Design Expo──A Poster Exhibition of Asian Designers and Tong Yang-Tze’s Calligraphy Ingenuity follows Nature”, also Pong designed a colligrpahy T- shirt during the event. STF Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan. In June, 2012, she had her first solo show “Splendid Remnant──Creative ink drawing inspired by vintage costume jewelry by Ho Sze Pong” in Kaohsiung Sincewell Gallery. July, 2012 she joined “Ingenuity Follows Nature: A Poster Exhibition of Asian Designers & Tong Yang-Tze’s Calligraphy Hong Kong Edition” in Hong Kong. Now she is focusing on ink drawing, jewelry design and vintage jewelry collection. September, She designed a series of jewelry for a special exhibition “King Wu Ding and Lady Hao, Art and Culture of the Late Shang Dynasty” in National Palace Museum, and had a preview exhibition in Mayor Salon Taipei. December, she had an exhibition “Flow in the Dark ── Creative ink drawing inspired by vintage costume jewelry by Ho Sze Pong” in Eslite Bookstore, Taipei.