what time is it?
it's #paulwong2014 time!

That's is right folks, Winsor Gallery is starting the new year off with a BANG!

We pleased to announce the launch of a solo exhibition of new work by infamous Vancouver media artist Paul Wong entitled: #paulwong2014

Below is but a teaser of what is to come! Join us at Winsor Gallery on January 18th (2-4pm) to take in Wong's new 2014 work. As always his work will entice and inspire young and old alike.

press release    

Winsor Gallery presents: 
#paulwong2014 new work by paul wong

VANCOUVER, January 5, 2014 – Winsor Gallery announced today the upcoming exhibition, #paulwong2014,  featuring new photography, video and neon work by Vancouver award winning media artist Paul Wong. The show runs from January 16 – February 15, 2014.  An opening reception will be held on January 18th from 2-4pm; the artist will be in attendance. Visitors to the gallery can expect a visual odyssey, one that is tapped directly into the hyper-mediated world in which we all live.

“Paul Wong’s newest body of work is proof of his ubiquity. Through his mastery of exploiting social media he is everywhere all the time.” says gallery owner Jennifer Winsor. “His work highlights how integrated society has become using these new tools and leads one to question, are we controlling these applications or do they control us?”

#paulwong2014 explores the artist’s incessant image making through a monumental installation entitled Looking, Looping & Listening. With over 300 loops created from animated .gif's and short video clips, this piece spans the length of the major wall in Winsor’s West Gallery. It is made up of forty 10 x 12” video screens, each one providing direct access to Wong’s life. The artist is no stranger to image making as he has been documenting all aspects of his life in the name of art for over 30 years.

About Paul Wong
For over three decades, Paul Wong has played an integral role in the Canadian arts community, serving as both pioneer and mentor in the field of media arts. Since his early video works, he has experimented outside of any standard art conventions, dealing with almost everything political and personal. As one of the first in Canada to use video to examine his own identity, he uses the camera to explore performance, conceptual video, experimental narrative and documentary. Themes of identity, mortality and memory make frequent appearances in his practice, all presented with an unapologetic honesty that has come to characterize his work.  Heralded as a “national treasure,” Paul Wong was the 2005 recipient of the Governor General’s Award in New Media and the Bell Canada Award. His work can be found in many important collections, including McMaster University, University of Toronto, Concordia University, Queen’s University, Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Gallery of Canada, Centre Cultural Canadien (Paris), and Vancouver Art Gallery.

Source No Signal, 2013
Paul Wong
Photography, gif & video, presented on a 10 x 12” screen

For more information please contact:
Sunshine Frere
Winsor Gallery