Hai Zhang's EVERYWHERE - NOWHERE Exhibition to Open 6/5 at Luise Ross Gallery
From New York to Russia, California to China, Zhang works not as documentary photographer but rather as storyteller, building mysterious tableaux. His photographs are often from the fringes of life, lingering in a no mans land, where urban development meets the natural world, where dusk meets the dawn, and where a city dweller finds an unexpected moment of solitude. Laced with an edge of humor, a subtle wink to the viewer acknowledging human foibles, Zhang paints a picture of quiet beauty. By capturing fleeting moments, he implies a story that is left to the viewer to finish. Rather than tell the tale of a specific place, his ambiguous narratives are universal. They are both everywhere, and nowhere at once.
"Hai Zhang: Everywhere - Nowhere" will be on view 5 June - 11 July 2014. Reception: Thursday 5 June 6 - 8 pm at the Luise Ross Gallery, 547 West 27 Street #504, New York, NY 10001 (Between 10th and 11th Avenues.) Take the C or E train to 23rd Street. For more information, visit www.luiserossgallery.com.