Asian Traces: Wu Tien-Chang

When 5 Oct 2010 - 30 Oct 2010
Where Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
NY, NY 10013
United States
Enquiry 212.226.8571

Interior view of The Bathroom Collection.  Courtesy of Soho Photo Gallery NY


October 5 – 30 2010

Opening Reception: October 5, 6-8pm

Press Release:

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to present Asian Traces, an exhibition of photographic portfolios created in Asia. Guest photographer Wu Tien-Chang, internationally acclaimed Taiwanese photographer, will exhibit his portfolio entitled Shock Shot, consisting of photographs that are mysterious, hilarious, weird and haunting. His is a surreal world of offbeat atmosphere illuminated by unnatural hues with beings who are always grinning, ride bicycles and pose as circus queens in dream-like sets. His figures are elaborately dressed in sparkly, tinseled brocades in the gaudy style popular in both Taiwan and China. Although the elaborately costumed figures are wounded, blind or missing limbs, that does not inhibit their lipsticked smiles. Wu’s painterly photographs are set in classical compositional arrangements that are voluptuous and compelling, although specifically ambiguous. They are outspoken in a theatrically absurd form that suggests the antics of political and social life.

About the Gallery:

Soho Photo Gallery has been showcasing a broad spectrum of imagery by emerging and veteran photographers since 1971.

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