Western Front Exhibitions is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring New York-based artist Paul Chan, his first in Canada.
As one of the most significant young artists to emerge from North America in recent years, Paul Chan has achieved much critical and international acclaim for his video and installation works that explore analogue and digital drawings with philosophical reflections on artistic form, politics, religion, sex and their social effects. This exhibition will feature Gift into Line(2006), a new collage, and 2nd Light (2005), from a recently completed series of large-scale digital projections and drawings titled The 7 Lights (2005-07) that explore themes of religion, utopian thought, and their manifestations and transformations within contemporary life.
Chan has exhibited widely at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum, New York; Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; and the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh. Other solo presentations in 2007 include exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.