(Con)Front is the culmination John Clang’s years of living in New York City, interspersed with an intense travelogue in pursuit of work and global experiences. Moving his base to NYC in 1999 was not just a challenge and feat, it was a brave attempt in trying to shape his future and career as a photographer.
Being in a foreign country, the exhibition expounds on his experience and response to his immediate urban environment.
“More than a personal exhibition, (Con)Front tackles both the conscious and unconscious and expressing it to the extent of baring one’s soul. On the contrary, it is interesting to note the simplicity of John’s works often dupe people into thinking it is created instantaneously without much effort,” says Gwen Lee, exhibition curator and founding partner of 2902 Gallery.
“I pride myself on being a Singaporean artist at heart. Thus, it has always been my desire to share and exhibit my works in Singapore,” quips John. “I am also honored to have my personal works represented by 2902 Gallery for the very first time alongside fellow Singaporeans.”
In all, there will be forty photography prints, of which twenty five new works created in 2010 for this major solo exhibition. While most of his works can be viewed on John’s website, five new works with a video projection will be unveiled at the opening reception, 11 June at 7pm.
(Con)Front opens today and runs through 3 July at 2902 Gallery.