Squiggggggle by Katie Gong: Opening Reception


The gallery wall at Rare Device featuring Squiggggggle 

On June 24th, we were proud to host our good friend, Katie Gong, on her opening night of her gallery show Squiggggggle on the Rare Device gallery wall. Featuring 12 hanging pieces and 2 standing pieces, Squiggggggle is a playful study of movement and energy flow through shape. 

Katie Gong in front of the gallery wall of her show Squiggggggle.

Katie Gong in front of the gallery wall of her show Squiggggggle.

This is Katie's second solo show at Rare Device. We hosted the artist back in 2017 for her show Woodknot. Her wood bending process with the use of steam has allowed her to manipulate the shape and form of rigid wood into something playful, pliable and innovative to the woodworking trade. You can read more about her process in her interview with Rare Device owner, Giselle Gyalzen. 

Early attendees of the show were treated to a special gift that Katie sculpted herself! A mini wood knot ornament! Each one is unique and handmade; a real treat for those in attendance. 

Gallery Gift Bag! RD postcard, Squiggggggle show postcard, and special Katie Gong wood knot ornament for recetion attendees

We also had refreshments throughout the event provided by Troop Beverage Co. in fun flavors with Troop's unique spin on traditional cocktail recipes. 

Check out photos from the reception:

A crowd during the Katie Gong reception for Squiggggggle
A view of the right gallery wall of Squiggggggle by Katie Gong
Giselle Gyalzen, owner of Rare Device, with artist Katie Gong

Giselle Gyalzen, owner of Rare Device, with artist Katie Gong

You can find all of the artwork from Squiggggggle on display at Rare Device now through July 31st and online. All photographs by Dave Medal.

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