Ho Tam: Cover to Cover

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Ho Tam’s Cover to Cover exhibition looks at the construction of public persona. The exhibition presents a broad range of Tam’s photo-based practice including his snapshot photo series and collage work. The gallery installation deconstructs the artist’s recent book works presenting individual series installed playful across the gallery walls. Ho Tam was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and the U.S. and worked in advertising companies and community psychiatric facilities before turning to art. He practices in multiple disciplines including photography, video, painting and print media. His first video, The Yellow Pages, was commissioned by the public art group PUBLIC ACCESS for an installation/projection at the Union Station of Toronto in 1994/95. Since then Tam has produced over 15 experimental videos. He was included in the traveling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video by Walker Art Center, Minnesota. His feature documentary film Books of James was awarded Outstanding Artistic Achievement (Outfest, LA) and Best Feature Documentary (Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival). He also publishes several series of artist’s books and zines. Tam is an alumni of Whitney Museum Independent Studies Program, Bard College (MFA) and recipients of various fellowships and artist’s grants.
The opening reception will be on Sat, April 7 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm