William Wegman: Flo Flow (2011)
Urban Video Project
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison St.,
The video "Flo Flow" is William Wegman's latest in a long line of human-canid collaborations. It was while he was in Long Beach in the 1970s that Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a fruitful collaboration of many years. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman's photographs and videotapes. Ever since, Weimaraner-actors have peopled Wegman's uncanny imaginative universe, a reflection on both the human-ness of "animals" and the strangeness of humans.
William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to make videos, to take photographs and to make drawings and paintings.