Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present Still by Snow Yunxue Fu, featuring an indoor architectural video projection installation, video monitor installations, framed Inkjet 2D prints, video mapping installation, and 3D printed sculptures from August 1 – September 6, 2015. A large-scale outdoor video projection will be shown during the opening reception on Saturday, August 1 from 6PM – 9PM.
Engaging in a Kantian quest to capture the experience of the sublime through the limited means of human consciousness, the work of Snow Yunxue Fu, which is created through the computer-rendered abstractions, engages the discourse Still of physical perception. Through the assembled architectural environment, the sublime is framed and the viewer is invited to enter into a liminal interior within a digitally constructed realm, references the allegorical scroll form of Chinese traditional paintings, extending out from the pictorial.
The solo exhibition finds Edwin Abbott’s novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimension as a primary inspiration, a story centered on two-dimensional geometric figure, a Square who is occupying a land of flatness, but through a series of encounters with a higher dimensional being who is a sphere discovering a greater reality outside of his own limited gates of perceptions. Likewise, the virtually rendered work of Snow Yunxue Fu thrives to guide the viewers into a metaphorical higher dimensional world, where the artwork becomes necessary physical symbols for the viewer’s physical perception in relation to the greater reality.
“Flatland is a materialized idealism,” notes Fu. “Through its examination of the view of multiple dimensions, it offers an insightful metaphor towards human being’s existential relationship to the larger world.”
Extending out from the pictorial and expand into the land of virtual reality, Fu’s projections and installations becomes a necessary physical metaphor for the discourse of human physical perception, by which the quality of the lager greatness (which referred historically as the sublime) is framed, inviting the viewer to physically and mentally enter into a liminal Gorden Matta Clark like interior within a digitally constructed space, where the viewers’ body is motivated and their perception exploited.
“Each piece functions as a window into a parallel dimension that stimulates both consciousness and space,” Fu explains.
The opening reception for Still is Saturday, August 1, from 6PM – 9PM. The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, September 6, 2015. This is Snow Yunxue Fu’s first solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery.
About Snow Yunxue Fu
SNOW YUNXUE FU is an artist who lives and works in Chicago. Her work approaches the subject of the Sublime using topographical computer rendered animation installation. She exams and interprets the world around her through virtual reality, where she draws a parallel to the realm of multi-dimensionality. Fu’s work offers a metaphor towards human being’s existential relationship to the larger world. Fu is currently teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in both the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department and the Continuing Studies Department. For more info about Snow Yunxue Fu, visit snowyunxuefu.com.