Renowned Minnesota photographer and public art exhibition artist, Wing Young Huie, presents his latest project, “Still Life” which is now open at The Third Place Gallery, 3730 Chicago Avenue, Studio B., Minneapolis.
Wing is best known for his photographs of people, but has also photographed found still lifes throughout his career, asking, “What is identity? What is memory? What is sacred? What is kitsch?”
This exhibition includes images from 1986 through 2014, pulled from nine different projects. He will be selling copies of the second issue of (k)now, an occasional zine that combines new images with never-published from Wing’s extensive archive, tied together by a common theme. Copies of (k)now are $10.
Wing Young Huie’s many photographic projects document the dizzying socioeconomic and cultural realities of American society, much of it centered on the urban cores of his home state of Minnesota. Whether in epic public installations or international museum exhibitions, he creates up-to-the-minute societal mirrors of who we are, seeking to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.
His most well known works—Frogtown (1995), Lake Street USA (2000), and The University Avenue Project (2010), produced by Public Art Saint Paul—transformed Twin Cities’ urban areas into public photo galleries, reflecting the everyday lives of thousands of its citizens in the midst of some of the most diverse concentrations of international immigrants in the country. http://www.wingyounghuie.com