Th: 2–9 pm; F–Su: 12–6 pm; M–W: closed
Charlotte Yao’s recent project “I moved to 2756 on that street since 2016” speaks on topics of segregation through differing cultural positionings. The subject matter of the hybridized decoration of colonial interiors with objects of Chinese embellishment reflects living experiences of immigrants as individuals who occupy no static belonging. The title “I moved to 2756 on that street since 2016” is a quote from Yao’s father, who is the current resident of the property that appears in the photographs. As a non-English speaker, the absence of the street name reflects his inability to locate himself within the matrix that is orientated by Western civilizations.
This series of photographic installations unfolds the myth of a detached citizen within this multicultured landscape. While she remains intimate with the subject matter, Yao borrows installation techniques from museum displays to present an archaeological study of the subject matter. This exhibition encourages an objective analysis of the fractured individual who undergoes immigration pressures.
Charlotte Yao’s studio and curatorial works interrogate the relationship between commerce and contemporary culture while highlighting the oddities of image consumption. Her work also contests viewership conditioning that appears seemingly natural to adopt.