What: Fortune and Funk by Kenny KongWhere: The Ramp Gallery
When: March 12–April 2
Crafting stylized sculptures from both a traditional Chinese and an urban cultural heritage, Kenny Kong explores what it means to find one’s own culture by embracing another. The hybrid of traditional Chinese forms and modern-day hip-hop seemingly oppose each other. For example, the 12 Chinese zodiac determines one’s fate from birth, and hip-hop provides a platform for spontaneous self-expression. Fortune and Funk brings the two together. By doing so, Kenny hopes to put the power of one’s fate into the viewer’s hands.
About Kenny Kong
“…I like the girls with the boom. I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom. I’m crazy. Allow me to amaze thee…” The first song Kenny Kong ever memorized was The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground. He’s been keeping it funky ever since. Born and raised in the Bay Area, CA, Kenny’s work explores urban street culture in its many forms and its social and historical significance. Believing it can be used as a means of empowerment for those that lack a voice, his work aims to bring this exploration of urban street culture to the foreground. When he’s not making art, you can find him battling in breakdancing circles around the Bay.
For more information please visit http://www.kensofresh.com.
About The Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit The Ramp gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.
Pictured Above, “Kongkrete Jungle,” by Kenny Kong 2012