Afterimage - Naomi Yang
Many of my still photographs are taken during travels, for music or otherwise. I am drawn toward combinations of natural and artificial light, and often find images at sunset or magic hour -- a good time of day for a touring musician to steal away time for other work, since it tends to fall between soundcheck and showtime! Reflections also often interest me -- maybe again because of the mix of light that they bring to a single perspective.
The videos, by contrast, have been filmed here in New England. I feel they are an extension of my still photography, combined with my interest in music -- but also with my interest in collaboration. Music is something I have always played with others, while photography is something I have always done on my own. Video is a happy mix for me of these two pleasures.
The title of the show, Afterimage, is also the title of a book that my partner Damon Krukowski and I have put together. The text is by Damon, and like the photographs in this show (some of which also appear in the book), it touches on our travels -- mixed with his concerns about memory, both social and personal, and family history. The book is published by Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, and will be released to coincide with this show.