THICK | THIN

 The Chapel Quad, Pembroke College, Oxford 2016. Collection of Pembroke College.

The Chapel Quad, Pembroke College, Oxford 2016. Collection of Pembroke College.

The #timesight project comes to Pembroke College, Oxford.

Show Dates: October 2016 - December 2016

Show Opening: October 1st, 18:00 - 20:00, invite only for non-Pembroke College guests

These long-exposure digital photographs represent ongoing life research on thick and thin existence. As we move, we disappear visually from one place to another. One could say, we end up existing as thin images in place over time, as a kind of residue, or conscious tracer. Remaining still allows our embodied images to stack up in place - to exist thickly over time. 

My goal with this research is to record the emotions we project onto a life lived as a collection of thick and thin images, and with some luck, reveal to myself and to viewers our own small, daily moments of inquiry that take us beyond image-based existence without having to be in conflict with it. The images on display were taken from 2015 to 2016 in New York City and from September 22nd to September 28th, 2016, at Pembroke College and the University of Oxford Botanical Garden. 

Many thanks to Pembroke College's MCR Committee for hosting me, Wang Di for producing this exhibition, Charles Harris for loaning Protest II for the purposes of this exhibit, Leng Lim and Home HC Nguyen for their support, Eric Thornton, Richard Steinbach and Greenpoint Photo Studio for their printing, Allie, Gareth, Veronica and the other members of the team at ISIS Creative Framing, Oxford, for their quick turn-around of excellent work.

Many thanks as well to family and friends for thickening my practice and presence while thinning my distractions and doubts.

 
 

Are we enough? | Central Park, New York, New York, 2015

 

The Many Faces of Jasper | Times Square, New York, New York, 2015

 

Talking with Turner | University of Oxford Botanical Garden, 2016

In the personal collection of Ms Wendy Di Wang.
 

Inside Jonah's Whale | Damon Wells Chapel, Pembroke College, Oxford, 2016

In the collection of Pembroke College.
 

Protest I | Grand Central Station, New York, New York 2015

 

Protest II | World Trade Center Transport Hub, New York, New York 2016

In the personal collection of Charles Harris.

 

Andy's Standing Chairs | Pembroke College, Oxford 2016

In the collection of Pembroke College.