Dan S. Wang: Too Early To Tell
September 10, 2022 – October 2, 2022
Tiger Strides Asteroid Los Angeles
The Bendix Building
1206 Maple Avenue, 5th floor, #523
Los Angeles, CA
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 7-10pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is pleased to present Too Early To Tell, an exhibition of recent drawings by Dan S. Wang. Wang’s 25 year-long career and practice is divided between studio work, writing, and organizing. Too Early To Tell focuses on a selection of recent drawings, an infrequently exhibited part of his practice. The drawings presented in the exhibition were started around the onset of the pandemic on a variety of vintage graph papers. They feature a mix of mark making: graphite, collaged found material, Prismacolor markers, paper cutting, colored pencil, and rubber stamping. Recurrent elements include security envelope patterns, nail polish, and a quoting of Albers’s Homage to the Square. The various content obsessions that populate projects across his practice make appearances: Thomas Piketty, racial difference, conspicuous typography, fictional diagramming, the French Revolution, and more.
Dan S. Wang is an artist, writer, and organizer. Chinese-Midwestern by birth and currently living in Southern California, Dan’s art work has been shown in several solo exhibitions and scores of group shows, and has inhabited venues ranging from museums and art centers to street demonstrations and toilet stalls, including the toilet stalls of a museum. His texts have been published in books, journals, webzines, exhibition catalogues, as commissioned art projects, and in a range of artists’ publications. He has lectured internationally on topics having to do with new geographies of power, transcontextual art activism, and the contradictory cultural politics of race and identity.
Dan has worked in several collaborative configurations, the latest project being the book Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic, co-authored/co-edited with Anthony Romero and Daniel Tucker and published by Soberscove Press in 2022. He was one of eight founding keyholders of the Chicago experimental cultural space Mess Hall.