The Jelly Project #2

Chih-Chein Wang, Knitting Wool on Pillow, 104 x 139 cm inkjet print, 2009

Chih-Chein Wang, Futon, Paper, Knitting Wool and Cardboard, 150 x 200 cm inkjet print, 2009

Chih-Chein Wang, Watermelon, Coffee and Detergent, 104 x 139 cm inkjet print, 2009

Chih-Chein Wang, The Jelly Project #2, Installation view at Gallery 44

Chih-Chein Wang, The Jelly Project #2, Installation view at Gallery 44

The Jelly Project #2

Saturday, September 12, 2009 to Saturday, October 17, 2009
Closing Reception:
October 15,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Wang uses photo and video cameras to document, recreate and realize concepts or feelings. In a similar way that he uses a camera, he uses jelly to express ideas in a less literal way. The project looks at jelly as a fictional documentation carrier that records information existing in the space such as the reflected light, sound, scent and even emotions which vibrate nearby. The jelly becomes super-documentation – it records data in a form that people are not able to decode. Photographs of people’s encounters with jelly will be on display, along with texts and jelly and its containers.

Artist Biography: 

Born in Taiwan, Chih-Chien Wang has been living in Montreal since 2002. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Cinema from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei in 1994, and worked for several television companies producing documentaries before moving to Canada. Wang obtained a Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at Concordia University in 2006. Wang’s works, whether using photography or objects, frequently contain subtle traces which might refer to personal, cultural or social concerns while dealing primarily with his everyday experience. Since 2004, Wang’s works have been seen in exhibitions held in Montreal, Lausanne, Milan, New York, Ping Yao, Peterborough, Toronto, Boston, Miami and Beijing. Wang is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain.