The Shape Of Things
June 18, 2016 - July 25, 2016
With The Shape Of Things, Ording presents a collection started both with obvious intent and with no definitive plan or end. This combination of conscious works and ones that are intuitively formed captures the elements of her creative process in varying degrees.
In every one of her pieces, Ording begins with a surface that she dyes and/or washes to create a natural, uncontrollable background. On top of that, she paints intricate line work and geometry. Her new body of work unveils experimental techniques in painting solid shapes and creating organic collage.
Kelly Ording creates artwork that blends organic and geometric shapes with exact lines, pairing intuitive and mathematical mark-making. In doing so, she attempts to create and find beauty in simple things. Her pieces are as much about their creation process as the resulting imagery.
Ording is a graduate of San Francisco Art Institute. In addition to fine art, she creates large-scale public works and murals for locations such as Clarion Alley, Pelaga Park Recreation Center, Genentech, Facebook, and Kala Art Institute. This summer, she will complete a large-scale paving project at Unity Plaza, in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Arts Commission.