Identity and the American Landscape

Identity and the American LandscapeIdentity and the American Landscape

February 1 - March 7, 2010
Artist's Reception: Friday, February 5, 2010
7:00 to 9:00 pm

The Macalester College Law Warschaw Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Identity and the American Landscape: The Photography of Wing Young Huie. Designed as a travelling exhibition and career survey, it includes photographs from multiple projects spanning Huie’s career as a photographer and public artist. The exhibition includes works from Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations From An Urban Neighborhood, Lake Street USA, Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour and new images from the upcoming University Avenue Project along with photographs from smaller scale, and perhaps, lesser known projects. The exhibition originates at Macalester College and then travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Whether in large-scale public installations or major museum exhibitions, Wing Young Huie creates up-to-the-minute societal mirrors of our changing cultural landscape. Huie, a self-taught photographer, has been documenting communities in Minnesota and throughout the United States for over thirty years. Huie’s photographs have been exhibited in museums worldwide, including the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary, the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul. But his most impactful projects have brought the concept of the museum to the street. The Minneapolis Star Tribune stated, “Lake Street USA is likely to stand as a milestone in the history of photography and public art” and later hailed the resulting book as one of the 25 most important books ever published about Minnesota.