MADE IN CHINA: Photographs by Monika Garami, Brian Ulrich, and Youbing Zhan
On view November 1 - December 9, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 6-8 p.m.Artists introduce their works in the gallery. Reception with hors d'oeuvres, wine, and other refreshments will follow.
November 9-11Campus residency: Chinese photographer, Zhan Youbing. Contact Patricia Briggs to schedule a class visit or exhibition tour with this artist.
December 7, noon-1 p.m.Brown-bag lunch: informal discussion with photographer Monika Garami and curator Patricia Briggs.
Every day we shop for, handle, and use countless products made by factory workers who are thousands of miles away in China, completely invisible to us. Youbing Zhan worked in the factories of Dongguan, China before he began photographing his fellow workers. In his first exhibition in the United States, Zhan presents a rich portrait of these people who touch our lives through the products we consume. Monika Garami, a photographer based in Warren, follows the trail of Chinese-made clothing as it makes its way to Blair Corporation's distribution center in Irvine, PA. Rhode Island-based Brian Ulrich investigates the retail side of this global relationship in a series of photos shot in American big box stores.