February 23, 2018 – April 1, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, February 23, 7 – 9 PM
Dance Performance: Nancy Havlik’s dance group responds to Liminal music by Nate Scheible
Hsin-Hsi Chen is known for her exquisite, illusionary pencil drawings on unique constructed 3D forms of paper and wood. Chen’s initial mission was to use only these basic materials and see how far they would take her. Her recent work has evolved beyond pencil and paper to include a variety of scales, two and three-dimensional work, full-room installation, and collaborations using 3D modeling/printing and projection. In her solo exhibition at VisArts, Chen assembles new work that considers the entire gallery as a site where light, shadow, space, drawing, and discovery merge.
About the artist: Hsin-Hsi Chen was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to the U.S.A. in 1994 to pursue graduate study in Fine Arts. Chen received her M.F.A. from University of Maryland at College Park in U.S.A., 1996 and BFA from Tunghai University in Taiwan, 1992. Chen was the grantee of 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant/Individual Artist Award and 2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Chen’ s artwork has been collected nationally and internationally and has been reviewed by major newspapers and journals, including: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Weekly, The Washington Times, Washington Review, Art & Antiques, Articulate, Home & Design.