Beast by the Waterfall Guesthouse will be exhibited at 798 Photo Gallery in Beijing.
Opening: 15:00, Saturday, October 25, 2014
No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.
Reminiscence of the Land
Loaded with cargo or a mission, the ship floats and sails between shores. A ship is a journey, a transition, a connection, a trade. For the sailor, the ship is as real as any storm; for the people on shore, it is a dream dreamt only occasionally. And for those who live across the ocean from where they come from, the ship is not only a means of transportation between here and there - seasickness has diluted their sense of orientation; it is a situation where “here” and “there” cease to make difference.
This exhibition presents six young artists who are currently living or studying in North America. In the works included, they either create a space or construct a place. A place is space given some meaning; whereas space is mobile places. The artists feel skeptical about the validity of the departure point or the destination as a place, as well as about the stability of an identity spatially in transit.
The 5th Jinan International Photography Biennial
Beast by the Waterfall Guesthouse will be exhibited at The 5th Jinan International Photography Biennial in Jinan, Shandong, China.
Opening: November 1st, 2014
Exhibition: Sat, Oct 4, to Thu, Oct 30
Ansley West Rivers and Wenxin Zhang both received her MFA at California College of the Arts. West's series, Racquet and Rose will be exhibited with Zhang's Beast by the Waterfall Guesthouse. In two unique styles their work explores dream space, memory, fears and connections between emotion and place. Zhang creates non-linear photographic novels. In her writings and photography, she describes her experiences of growing up in China, her current life in San Francisco, and her personal relationships. West explores the confusion of time and space. Shooting with a 4x5 film camera her work of layered and distorted portraiture as well as images of the deep south capture a history that lies just beyond reach or understanding. The blurred photographic record has roots in both the physical and emotional landscapes. West's work is influenced by the writings of Roland Barthes and his description of photography as a medium uniquely capable of expressing loss is a perfect way to describe this stunning and surprisingly emotional exhibition.