ESCAPE – Photography Exhibition by Fang Tong
(Participating in the 2018 Capture Photography Festival)
Opening reception: Saturday April 7th, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm
Artist Talk: Saturday April 14th, 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Exhibition Dates: April 7th – 30th, 2018 daily 9am-9pm
Fang Tong lenses the dreamlike and cinematic at the Capture Photography Festival by Lucy Lau on April 4th, 2018 – Georgia Straight
Fang Tong’s Escape series continues her subjective and movie-narrative style with a little more romance and humour. Instead of staging the scenes, this time Fang Tong places herself, the traveler, in the real scenery, a real trip, but she intentionally made the scenes look surreal and staged. She is creating a temporary escape. Most people have flashes from the subconscious where they want to escape from their daily bonds and cares—not to run away, but to break free. We can call it dissociating by drifting away, creating an instantaneous sense of freedom, but then returning to realism with a better sense of harmony.