Sjhanghai Candid: Women in Motion
June 15 - August 27, 2010
SFAC Gallery, San Francisco City Hall
A solo exhibition by emerging Shaghai-based photographer Liang Yue.
The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Gallery’s Art at City Hall
program has commissioned a new body of work from emerging Shanghai-based
photographer Liang Yue. This groundbreaking exhibition of twenty five
works, opening at historic San Francisco City Hall on June 15, 2010,
marks Ms. Yue’s California debut.
For this exhibition Ms. Yue continues her preoccupation with public
space, turning her lens toward women on the move in downtown Shanghai.
She captures, with a snapshot aesthetic, women as they commute, shop and
stroll. The candid images intentionally subvert any lingering
preconceived notions of Shanghai as an exotic location. The women are
contemporary urban dwellers and the cityscape is identical to that of
any metropolis in the developed world. In fact, one might think that
many of the exhibited photographs were created in San Francisco. These
images do not depict a story that is unique to Shanghai, and the lack of
site-specificity brings into focus similarities, rather than
differences, between Shanghai and its Sister City San Francisco.