Friends compare her to the Travelocity Gnome, the red-capped garden figurine that appears in travel snapshots all over the world in the company’s ad campaign. Jo-Ann Wong is more local than her bearded counterpart, but equally ubiquitous. Wherever she goes she is herding people (friends or strangers) into groups, propping her digital camera on its small, portable tripod, setting the timer and taking the snapshot. It is a visual diary of her life. The result is also a varied and informal documentation of Salt Lake’s art scene. Here is a cross section from Wong’s collection of snapshots during Salt Lake’s 2009-2010 art season.
UTAH’S ART MAGAZINE SINCE 2001, 15 Bytes is published by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Categories: Visual Arts