Perspectives: A Look Through Cultural Lenses

  • Focused on three pairs of works, Perspectives presents vertical projections with cross-cultural sensibilities made in response to corner projections that reference western art history. Juxtaposing American and Chinese perspectives of pictorial space, Perspectives compares cultural ways of seeing still and moving images; visual consumption; and ideas of illumination. The pair with San Shui Sights illustrates the figure in landscape; pondering differing viewpoints on the role of the human as a creature relative to the natural environment. The next pair with Must See TV reflexively presents the consumption of cultural information through mass media in contemporary Chinese society, a nationalistic jockeying of global leaders. The last pair with Circle Of Light explores divergent ideas of spiritual illumination, including concepts of the afterlife and Nirvana.