Photographer Wing Young Huie on The University Avenue Project

November 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
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Wing Young Huie

Wing Young Huie will discuss his creative process in building last year’s celebrated urban installation, “The University Avenue Project.”

Wing’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 public installations—Frogtown (1995), Lake Street USA (2000) and The University Avenue Project (2010)—transformed major Twin Cities’ thoroughfares into epic 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.

For more information on Wing Young Huie, visit http://www.wingyounghuie.com. This event is free.