Snow Yunxue Fu: Still.

In Events and Exhibitions / July 17, 2015

Yellow Peril Gallery will soon open 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 July 30 – 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.

Snow Yunxue Fu, Solid (2015), experimental 3D animation digital prints, runtime: 04:12. Image courtesy the artist
Snow Yunxue Fu, Solid (2015), experimental 3D animation digital prints, runtime: 04:12. Image courtesy the artist

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.

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. Visit Snow Yunxue Fu’s website for more information about the artist and her work.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, Yellow Peril Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighbourhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. The gallery inventory comprises works of art from critically acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that the gallery represents share the founders’ commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice.

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