Exhibition: Beyond a Bowl of Rice by Chee Wang Ng

November 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall, SUNY Geneseo
1 College Cir
Geneseo, NY 14454
Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries and Curator

Exhibit Dates: October 25 – December 9, 2017

Opening Reception: October 25, 5 – 7 PM

Artist Talk in Gallery at 5:30 PM

“This street photography series focuses on the greater consciousness of the silent voices of Chinese diaspora as minority that is untold, forgotten, and hidden which need to be known, validated, and made permanent. How we relate to photography is far beyond the early days of the staged wet plate collodion print, personal memento, street documentation, and even the social media. We pride them more than “self-evidence” of capturing a frozen decisive moment but a rich visual record of events and evidence that we needed to be reminded, and in providing us with that transformative context to propel us even further. Together they form an aesthetic compendium, an archive of cohesive context in readdressing history and cultural signifiers from a fresh perspective for the more intelligent future. For we cannot travel back in time to encapsulate the past, we supplemented this essay with vintage ephemera.” This quote is from “Dinner Time: Chinese Diaspora Livelihood” by artist Chee Wang Ng.

These photographs are part of an ongoing series documenting the Chinese diaspora through small business enterprise that human beings cannot do without. Food. These restaurants ensure the survival of the community in our contested capitalist society. This exhibit of photographs is but one part of Ng’s exhibit. Included is a video, an installation piece from the series “Cow Creamers” and four large scale photographs from the series “Eaten Your Fill of Rice.” Chee Wang Ng will attend the opening reception and will discuss his work.

All exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information call Lori Houtz at 245-4841.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

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