Exhibitions - 2015
Past Exhibitions - 2014
Past Exhibitions - 2013
Past Exhibitions - 2012
Past Exhibitions - 2011
Past Exhibitions - 2010
Past Exhibitions - 2009
Past Exhibitions - 2008
Past Exhibitions - 2007:
Five Feelings
Sep 2 - Nov 4, 2007

Adrian de la Pena
Sep 2 - Nov 4, 2007

I Just Can't Get Enough
Jun 24 - Aug 19, 2007

Little Boy Blue
Jun 24 - Aug 19, 2007

On Site at the Gate 2007
Apr 29 - Jun 10, 2007

Jerrin Wagstaff and Carleton Christy
Apr 29 - Jun 10, 2007

110% Faculty from Art Center's Photo & Imaging Dept.
Feb 18 - Apr 15, 2007

New Studio Artists
Feb 3 - Apr 15, 2007

Bean Gilsdorf and Dan Gilsdorf
Dec 10 - Feb 4, 2007

Drawing Out
Dec 10 - Jan 15, 2007

Copyright © 2011 Angels Gate Cultural Center.
All rights reserved.
Five Feelings
Angels Gate International Exhibition 2007: Thailand
September 2 - November 4, 2007

Public Reception: Sunday, September 2, 2007, 2 pm - 4 pm

Pongsak Pechmang

Pongsak Pechmang - Cloud 2

Narupon Chutiwansopon - Rhythm of Tide 9

Narakorn Sittites - Three Personal

Jieng Sae Jern - Overseas Panda-5

Jessada Kongsommart - Wedding


In February of 2007, Angels Gate Visual Arts Director Marshall Astor traveled to Thailand, to meet with Jessada Kongsommart, one of Thailand's top young painters. Over a ten day period, he visited the studios, galleries and art schools of Thailand, meeting with dozens of young artists, getting a feel for the flavor of the local art scene and its role in the culture and history of Thailand. It was immediately apparent that these artists were doing tremendous work and that there was a unique opportunity to bring some of that work to the United States for the first time.

The exhibition, Five Feelings, Angels Gate International Exhibiton 2007: Thailand, consists of five artists, Jieng Sae Jern, Narupon Chutiwansopon, Jessada Kongsommart, Pongsak Pechmang, and Narakorn Sittties. Artists Jessada Kongsommart and Pongsak Pechmang will be traveling from Thailand to visit the United States for the first time, and to attend the opening, which will be held in the style of a Thai art opening.

About the Artists

Jiang Sae Jern's mixed-media works, Overseas Panda, touch on his experience as a Chinese expatriate working in a new land. His self-portraits, wearing an oversize paper-mache, panda head speak to the constant presence of his Chinese identity, by appropriating one of China's most well known symbols.

Narupon Chutiwansopon's series of drawings on paper, Rhythm of Tide, are a beautiful reference to the importance of tides, seasons and weather to everyday Thai life.

Jessada Kongsommart lives a double life, with one foot in his home in a rural village in Kalasin, and another in Bangkok, Thailand's bustling modern metropolis. His acrylic and oil paintings reference the waters, silk and farm life of Kalasin, and are rendered in a contemporary style that makes bold reference to conceptual art and abstraction.

Pongsak Pechmang is a photographer, by day managing a busy wedding photography studio in Sri Racha, Thailand, where young couples take their final portraits before they begin their new lives and families together. As a fine art photographer, he captures images of the clouds and weather that define the rhythms of Thai life, from the impending monsoon, to the calm sky at sunset.

Narakorn Sitties mixed media paintings of figures, surrounded by deep red backgrounds, their faces hidden, either by cloth or by shadow, address ideas of identity and place. These faceless portraits push the viewers to see themselves in his paintings.

Accompanying the exhibition is a small catalog, featuring two works by each of the five participants in the exhibition.

International Programming at Angels Gate

Over the past three years, Angels Gate Cultural Center's international program has hosted major poets, playwrights, journalists and visual artists from the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Macedonia, and Pakistan.