Corky Lee on My Mind: Wai Ng
"YELLOW" racism & resistance 2020 (Hexaptych) (Bayard, Pell, Doyers, Mott St, Bowery, Pell)
Xenophobia and racism emptied the streets of Chinatown months before the city-wide shutdown in March. A neighborhood that was usually crowded and bustling, especially during Lunar New Year, was deserted in every direction.
How did you know Corky?
“Corky was my ‘Brother in Arms’ for over 30 years.”
Wai Ng is an NYC-based artist who explores and works in many mediums: photography, ceramics, jewelry, and mixed media. He sees everything as a possible art medium, to be used and transformed. His passion for human rights, equality, social, and environment change inspired this series of images. Wai's artwork has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 and New York City Federal Hall. He was selected among 35,000 worldwide entries as one of top 12 finalists in th "Art Takes Time Square" competition.