18th Street Arts Center | Atrium Gallery
Exhibition: January 12 – March 1, 2015
Reception: Saturday, February 21, 6-9pm
kinetic forms. memory is a physical sensation imprinted on the mind mass of flesh. mosquito-like imperceptible motion. the kind which can only be felt in the peripheral. eyes stroke their contours with the attentive gaze. mind-unleashed trigger. expand into the sculptural dimension. presence and projection at once. premonitory sense is required to chart the course of its wavering path. its flickering attitude frustrates while captivates consciousness which trails off only to be gripped again with its slightest movement. its unpredictable velocity makes tracking impressions difficult but not impossible.
Alice Wang was born in the ancient city of Xi’an and lives and works between Los Angeles and Toronto. She received her BS in Computer Science and International Relations from the University of Toronto, BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and MFA from New York University (2012). Between 2012-13, Wang was living and working in Paris as a fellow of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation; in 2013, she was a Villa Aurora fellow in Berlin. Wang has exhibited at Immanence (Paris), Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena), Cutlog Art Fair (New York), and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, among others; her solo exhibitions include Slippery Contours at Galleri Detroit in Stockholm, Sweden, the Art Gallery of Mississauga in Canada where her video essay The fallacy of misplaced concreteness was featured in the museum’s project space XIT-RM. Wang teaches Photography and Critical Theory at the University of California in Santa Barbara and makes still & moving images, drawings, sculptures, websites, and sometimes she writes.
Alice Wang’s exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center is generously supported by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.