Cindy Shih - 無極, Wuji: Infinite, Boundless

Sep 19, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

Cindy Shih - 無極, Wuji: Infinite, Boundless

 

Sep 19th – Nov 12th

Opening reception: Wednesday, Sep 19, 6-9pm

at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St.

View map here

Viewing hours:
M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

無極, (“Wuji”) is a series of paintings that celebrate the limitless promise of human migration; a reminder that like forces of nature, people have always found ways to transcend boundaries and bridge cross-cultural divides.

Cindy Shih often uses nature as metaphor, using an Italian fresco-inspired technique combined with Chinese brush painting. Her early interest in Philosophy and training in Chinese calligraphy led her to exploring the language and styles of traditional Chinese literati painting. 

The process informs the narrative as it starts with many thin, burnished layers of Venetian plaster, constructing a textured, abstracted terrain. Sumi ink and various pigments are then mixed in, settling into the crevices and cracks as the imagery is formed. In the process, both traditions of western-style fresco and Chinese landscape painting work in tandem to guide the direction of each piece. 

 This series contemplates the elegance of line, texture, and brushwork while evoking the raw energy, passion, and power of forces of nature. In evoking these forces, these pieces are a quiet, passionate reflection of our own turbulent discussions of immigration today. 

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BIO:

Cindy Shih was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Los Angeles with her family at the age of three. She moved to the Bay Area in 2005, and currently resides and works in San Francisco. 

Drawing heavily from her early training in Chinese calligraphy, she uses techniques from brush painting, Italian fresco, and landscapes to touch upon issues of gender, race, and power.

 

Cindy Shih - 無極, Wuji: Infinite, Boundless
Sep 19th – Nov 12th Opening reception: Wednesday, Sep 19, 6-9pm at the SugarCube Building at 1555 Blake St. View map here Viewing hours:M-F: 7:30 am – 10:00 pmSaturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 無極, (“Wuji”) is a series of paintings that celebrate the limitless promise of human migration; a reminder that like forces of nature, people have always found ways to transcend boundaries and bridge cross-cultural divides. Cindy Shih often uses nature as metaphor, using an Italian fresco-inspired technique combined with Chinese brush painting. Her early interest in Philosophy and training in Chinese calligraphy led her to exploring the language and styles of traditional Chinese literati painting. The process informs the narrative as it starts with many thin, burnished layers of Venetian plaster, constructing a textured, abstracted terrain. Sumi ink and various pigments are then mixed in, settling into the crevices and cracks as the imagery is formed. In the process, both traditions of western-style fresco and Chinese landscape painting work in tandem to guide the direction of each piece. This series contemplates the elegance of line, texture, and brushwork while evoking the raw energy, passion, and power of forces of nature. In evoking these forces, these pieces are a quiet, passionate reflection of our own turbulent discussions of immigration today. ------- BIO: Cindy Shih was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Los Angeles with her family at the age of three. She moved to the Bay Area in 2005, and currently resides and works in San Francisco. Drawing heavily from her early training in Chinese calligraphy, she uses techniques from brush painting, Italian fresco, and landscapes to touch upon issues of gender, race, and power.
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Abend Gallery
Denver
CO
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Chasm I
Cindy Shih

Chasm I

Mixed Media

18 x 18 in

(Sold)

Chasm II
Cindy Shih

Chasm II

Mixed Media

18 x 18 in

(Sold)

Waggle Dance I (East)
Cindy Shih

Waggle Dance I (East)

Ink, Pigment, and Plaster on Panel

60 x 24 in

$6,200.00

The Promised Land
Cindy Shih

The Promised Land

Ink, Pigment, and Plaster on Panel

30 x 72 in

(Sold)

Migration II
Cindy Shih

Migration II

Sumi Ink, Pigment, and Plaster on Wood

30 x 60 in

$8,100.00

Cascade Dance I, 2018
Cindy Shih

Cascade Dance I, 2018

watercolor, acrylic, and sumi-ink on panel

12 x 36 in

(Sold)

Cascade Dance II, 2018
Cindy Shih

Cascade Dance II, 2018

watercolor, acrylic, and sumi-ink on panel

12 x 36 in

(Sold)

Waggle Dance II (West)
Cindy Shih

Waggle Dance II (West)

Ink, Pigment, and Plaster on Panel

60 x 24 in

$6,200.00

Migration I, 2018
Cindy Shih

Migration I, 2018

Sumi Ink, Pigment, and Plaster on Wood

30 x 60 in

$8,100.00

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