Gallery Openings and Events

WPA Announces One More Thing by Tang

Photo courtesy of WPA.

Photo courtesy of WPA.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4 from 6pm to 8pm

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Each summer Tang travels extensively to remote locations where he is surrounded by nature and spends every waking moment outdoors. After his most recent journey to Guatemala and Belize, he encountered a difficult adjustment period getting back to a ‘normal’ routine of urban living. One More Thing is an installation about the journey from the rural to urban and is particularly apt for the NoMa neighborhood as it works to reclaim its parks space and enliven the urban sprawl of its history. One More Thing is not a one-way journey but rather a call to action to bring these two worlds closer.

About the Artist
Tang received his BFA in Fine Art from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in 2004. He also attended a summer program at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Skopelos Island, Greece in 2003, which inspired him to travel and create artwork. Tang’s work has been exhibited in multiple art spaces in the Washington, DC area. He has also exhibited in Mexico City, Mexico at Garash Galeria as part of Transformer’s 2009 Give and Take/Da y Toma exhibition. When in DC, Tang teaches youth at Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan.

About WPA
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture.

About Lobby Project
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is honored to partner with the NoMa Business Improvement District (NoMa BID) to create the Lobby Project’s changing installation of artwork by outstanding artists. The project is an activation of an office lobby at 1200 First Street NE with a ‘Nerds in NoMa’ speaker series, art, wifi, lectures, and the creation of a new social and professional gathering space. Previous installations have included work by Gabriel Mellan, Amanda Leigh Burnham, Edmond van der Bijl, Fawna Xiao, Anthony Palliparambil, Michael Crossett, and JD Deardourff.

The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE. For more information visit https://www.wpadc.org/exhibitions/lobby-project-tang.

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