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Jonathon J. Fong

BFA 2018

Plummet

Spray paint and oil paint on panel, 2017, 48"w x 60"h

Imagery of an athletic diver, a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, draws an image of the artistry that goes behind moments like these. Though magnificent to look at, there is often a lack of appreciation for these athletes who put in so much work into things they love. The reflection in this piece conveys how quickly this moment fades from our minds as it disappears into the gold; it also focuses on the figure as he comes into formation. I kept with a fairly traditional means of painting the form with oil paint while bringing in a more modern palette to add drama and motion.

Jonathon J. Fong - Plummet

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.