Beyond Skin Exhibition Celebrates LGBTQ Community
U.S. debut of Norm Yip's groundbreaking photography coincides with World Pride Week
BEYOND SKIN BY NORM YIP
CURATED BY 37TONG|叁拾柒堂
Images by Norm Yip
Manhattan, NY – 37Tong is pleased to announce the inaugural United States exhibition of "The Asian Male: BEYOND SKIN BY NORM YIP." The exhibition will view to the public during "World Pride NYC Week" from June 24-30, 2019 at The Untitled Space Gallery, 45 Lispenard Street in Tribeca, New York.
BEYOND SKIN BY NORM YIP is a photographic journey of identity, acceptance, and beauty. "These works are meant to raise awareness and support of those seeking marriage equality in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community for World Pride Week," explained collector and curator James Tong. The exhibition features 25 photographs taken over a 20-year period, dating from 1999 to the present.
The exhibition comes to New York following a successful launch in April at River City Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the first stop for the traveling exhibition, timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the riots at the Stonewall Bar, which led to the creation of the gay civil rights movement.
"For the first time, my photography of Asian men will reach a wider international audience" said photographer Norm Yip. "The images tell of my search for acceptance, identity, and beauty. They reveal my desires and longings as a man finding one's self in the other."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Internationally acclaimed photographer Norm Yip has long been an avid pioneer in the development of fine art Asian male photography. He established "The Asian Male Project," which, through his lens, presents artistic images and thought-provoking messages. Light and shadow combine with his love for the classical form, culminating in a superb collection of artistically photographic masterpieces. Yip's fresh outlook has captivated both Asians and Westerners alike.
As a photographer, Norm's work has appeared in HK Magazine, WHERE, Global Investor and American Express' Centurion magazine. He has photographed celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Destiny's Child, Zhang Yimou, and Korean pop-star Rain.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
BEYOND SKIN BY NORM YIP is made possible with the support of James Tong, a contemporary art collector who has relationships with many contemporary galleries and artists around the world. Tong founded 37TONG|叁拾柒堂 in 2017 to sponsor and curate LGBT, diversity, and inclusion-related art projects. Tong believes leveraging the soft-power that the art industry offers will further the social movement for understanding and inclusion of the LGBT community.
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