Exhibition:
"Al Wong"
Date
May 23 - June 23 1984
Description

"By literally moving the contents of his San Francisco studio into the WorkSpace gallery, Al Wong will work in residence for the entire duration of the exhibition. In Working in New York, Wong will photograph people in real-life situations, including those visitors to his newly fabricated 'studio/gallery,' and will then use the slides to make what he calls 'shadow' drawings. Primarily known as a filmmaker, the artist has been concerned in recent months with the many facets of memory—what is seen and remembered—and the phenomenon of retinal after-image. Continuing to explore the optical play of negative shadow/positive form that he uses in his films, Wong draws on netting and hardware cloth to create silhouettes suggestive of the shadows that remained of victims at Hiroshima after the atomic blast."

Artist
Series
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum
Identifier
577