Noelle Tan: LATENT
Curated by Paul Roth
April 8 – May 15th 2005
LATENT was the first exhibition in Washington of work by one of the city’s most promising young artists.
A graduate of CalArts and winner of a prestigious 2005 Creative Capital grant, Tan makes photographs that are at once conceptual explorations of our current social unease and technical forays to the medium’s outer limits. From dark shapes etched against a cold midnight blackness, to figures shimmering in blasted territories of white heat, her stunning images suggest a psychic landscape latent under the surface of our surroundings. This exhibition was organized for DCAC by Paul Roth, associate curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.