Alice Wang

1345 Kellam Ave, Los Angeles CA 90026
Feb 01, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Mar 28, 2020
Garden is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles and Shanghai-based artist Alice Wang. A single untitled work dominating the space constitutes the exhibition: a large, chest-height table. On this table, the viewer is confronted by a landscape of curiosities at eye-level that manifest the ethereal, dynamic, and nutritive faculties of light and air. Wang constructs a laboratory that toys with the materials and concepts of electromagnetism, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and multidimensionality. Here, two dimensions project isometrically into three, air plants nourish themselves from the aether, glass beads are at once particle and wave, and light dances, radiates, and transmits through media.

Alice Wang (b. 1983, Xi’an) makes sculptures and experimental films. She received her BSc in Computer Science and International Relations from the University of Toronto, BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, and MFA from New York University. Wang was a fellow of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a Villa Aurora fellow in Berlin, and a recipient of several major grants from the Canada Council for the Arts. Wang has recently presented work at Capsule Shanghai, Visitor Welcome Center (Los Angeles), K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong), Taikang Space (Beijing), FLAX Foundation (Los Angeles), OCT-LOFT (Shenzhen), and the Hammer Museum. Her next solo exhibition with Capsule Shanghai will open this November during Shanghai art week. She co-organizes The Magic Hour, an outdoor exhibition platform in the high desert of Twentynine Palms, California. Wang is an assistant professor of arts at New York University Shanghai. She is based between Los Angeles and Shanghai.