Picture(s): An Exhibit by Arthur Liou. Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University, June 17–July 26, 2003.
The images presented in this exhibition explored a return to childhood for artist Arthur Liou. His works – at once vivid and filtered with gleaming scans of grainy flickers – addressed the experience of remembering the past, what Liou described as “narrowing your eyes.” Picture(s) presented images of news, travel, and everyday life. From traumatizing disaster to glorified celebration, Liou's images worked to engage the viewer's senses and shape visual memory.
As gallery coordinator, I planned and executed the exhibition's marketing and programming strategies, produced written content for all interpretive materials, assisted with its installation and dismantling, and provided support to Liou.