WILLIAM MCMANUS is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Vassar College.
JUN 2008 | ArtSeen
Paul Chan has suggested that The 7
Lights signal a turn in his objectives as an artist. While his previous wide-screen video animations could be perceived as limited in their specificity of format, indifference to location and consistency of logistics and materials, The 7 Lights evince a heightened sensitivity to the surrounding space as they track the contradictory relations and fraught imperatives between religion, enlightened consumerism and American politics.