Everywhere – Nowhere shows us the world through the lens of Hai Zhang in his first one-man exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery. From New York to Russia, California to China, Zhang works not as documentary photographer but rather as storyteller, building mysterious tableaux. His photographs are often from the fringes of life, lingering in a no mans land, where urban development meets the natural world, where dusk meets the dawn, and where a city dweller finds an unexpected moment of solitude. Laced with an edge of humor, a subtle wink to the viewer acknowledging human foibles, Zhang paints a picture of quiet beauty. By capturing fleeting moments, he implies a story that is left to the viewer to finish. Rather than tell the tale of a specific place, his ambiguous narratives are universal. They are both everywhere, and nowhere at once.
The reception for Hai Zhang’s Everywhere – Nowhere took place on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 from 6PM-8PM at the Luise Ross Gallery: 547 West 27 Street #504, New York, NY 10001.
The images in this article are provided courtesy of Hai Zhang and the Luise Ross Gallery.
This article was written with the help of the Luise Ross Gallery.