Gordon’s twenty-fifth annual Britt Nelson Visiting Artist
Gordon is proud to welcome sculptor Rena X Rong to campus this winter and spring as the twenty-fifth annual Britt Nelson Visiting Artist.
Rong works in metal, ceramics and furniture, with a vision that is rooted deep in two-dimensional drawing. She also has a rich background in documentary photography, which informs all of her work even though it will not figure directly in her projects at Gordon.
She’s been to campus a few times already, to scout out locations for a large-scale installation she hopes to build with Lower School and Middle School.
Today, she met her first students.
Her low-key affect drew the students in.
Her talk of plasma cutters and welders, delivered against a video backdrop filmed at the Steel Yard’s annual iron pour, held their attention.
Ms. Rong will be on campus over the next six weeks, working with first to eighth grade on developing, testing, creating and installing new work to be hung in the Middle School well.