Wei-An Huang

Sue Dooley

Wei-An Huang and Catherine Eckdahl bring together Western and Eastern Art philosophies and aesthetics. They have been on the same journey but 8,000 miles away from each other, culminating in a shared vision here in New York. This shared vision found in Buddhism, abstract painting, abstract Asian thought found in sutras and meditations, and the pantheon of Buddhist beliefs was pursued in Huang's painting aiming for emptiness and Eckdahl's underworld guardians and protectors.

For the collaborative work, they painted on the same painting, opened the dialogue and responded spontaneously which offered an exceptional visual journey and exploration.

For more information about Wei-An Huang's artwork, please visit: http://weianhuang.com/

For additional information on collaborations between Wei-An Huang and Catherine Eckdahl see the following resources.

  1. Parallel Journeys, Catherine Eckdahl & Wei-An Huang
  2. East and West: The Meeting of the Twain — An Essay by Lilly Wei

Sue Dooley is a photojournalist and documentary photographer as well as a curator primarily for shows in China. Our collaboration is the result of our mutual interest in creating a sense of communication through language and art. The “words” (in the form of my faux Chinese) and images used have a choreographed sensibility that makes them highly compatible. I created a narrative that reflected her images, mirrored her visual philosophies and integrity, and sometimes added a new outlook to her work.