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An Obscure Silhouette: Solo Exhibition by Po-Yen Wang
May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm UTC-5Free
Friday, May 18, 7pm – 10pm
Gallery Open Hours
May 19 – 20, noon – 4 pm or by appointment
An Obscure Silhouette is a solo exhibition by Po-Yen Wang. It brings together a body of work exploring the multi-layered identity within a person, incorporating video, installation and sculpture. ‘Six Excerpts from a Journal’ juxtaposes outer space imagery and a monologue addressing the relationship between Taiwan and the US weaved with personal narratives. ‘Crossing’ utilizes the interior of rooms as a metaphor to illustrate an immigrant’s mindset in two different time zones. ‘A Fabricated Personal Archive’ manipulates childhood imagery found on the Internet to question the relationship between human memory and digital archive. ‘Construction of Intimacy’ seeks to expose the fragility of a digital portrait yet consolidate it with the physical self.
Po-Yen Wang is a visual artist living and working between New York and Taiwan. His art practice primarily takes the form of video and installation, creating an immersive environment to evoke the viewers’ emotions and imaginations. His work usually derives from a personal experience and then evolves into a broad research of the people or place he is associated with, in order to explore the collective history and memory. Using digital media especially moving images and 3D animation as primary medium, he is concerned about how complex and intricate our identities are under the influence of digital culture and globalization; how we perceive outside world and our own existence in an age when our bodies are extended by advancing technology and our perceptions of reality are deeply intertwined with the cinematic.