With witty sleights-of-hand, Chihcheng Peng manipulates pre-existing video footage to explore the slippages and ruptures of the routine. His works have reexamined Buster Keaton’s “Sherlock Jr.,” the industrial films of the Prelinger Archives, and amateur footage of San Francisco. In the spirit of his work, Peng appears, disappears, and re-appears in The Front Room, as he presents his video Shadow Your Man (2007) one day each week throughout the month.
Oct 2 – Oct 30, 2008
This exhibition is generously supported by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.