09.14.2018 — 11.10.2018
Richmond Art Gallery, Canada

Curated by Tyler Russel with Godfre Leung
Organized by Center A
Hosted by Richmond Art Gallery
Installation shots at Richmond Art Gallery by Michael Love

Public Press PDF
Selected pages from exhibited book

Review by Levi Sherman

  1. Book, 7"x9"x1", 296pages including texts and images, digital prints, hardcover, thread binding
  2. HD Video without audio, 30min loop, projected on the fabric sheet with a digital projector
  3. A selective still digital image projected on the fabric sheet with a slide projector
  4. Multiple digital images with heat transfer papers ironed in the center of several fabric sheets


Medium into material and back into becoming another medium. Photography and the photograph bridge in their countless reflections, intentions and personal memories in order to bring something back, namely an impossible security in being a Taiwanese woman. A half-blood offspring of dying people (Kavalan) populated more by old amateur photographs than those living today.




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Wen-Li Chen is a Taiwanese-born, Saint Paul-based interdisciplinary artist, arts administrator, and graphic designer. Wen-Li is moved to encounter and present intergeneration, dwelling, and inheritance through oblique poetics, vulnerable histories, enduring relationships, and personal experiences. Her artwork often takes the form of books, photo essays, photography, videos, found objects, and installations. Wen-Li has shown her works internationally and nationally.