What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… and in the case of Candy Chang’s cathartic exhibition, those things stay there in the form of anonymous hand written sentences on squares of wood. Inspired by the likes of PostSecret, Shinto shrine prayer walls and the catholic church, “Confessions” was an event which encouraged viewers to enter private booths and write their secret on a veneer of wood. The collected words were then beautifully hung around the walls of the exhibition for all to observe and contemplate. [Read more…]
Graphic artist Candy Chang has used stencils and her passion for community to create a large painted chalkboard on the wall of an abandoned building in her New Orleans neighborhood. The lengthy list, called “Before I die,” acts as a cathartic experience for the community to openly share their hopes and dreams. Candy is a designer, instalation artist and city planner with a passion for making cities more comfortable for people. Find out more about her graphic and community based work at candychang.com.