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"Interior Garden" by Cathy Lu: Opening Reception

January 20, 2022 | 6-8 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Interior Garden, a solo exhibition of new, large-scale ceramic installation works by Cathy Lu

Thursday, January 20, 2022

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST

Chinese Culture Center

750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108

The Chinese Culture Center (CCC) proudly presents Interior Garden, a solo exhibition of new, large-scale ceramic installation works by Bay Area artist Cathy Lu.

From the hands of creation myth goddess Nüwa to the teary eyes of Ruth Asawa, Interior Garden is a contemplative space that reconciles the dreams and the dystopias of so many immigrants and people of color in the U.S. Referencing two garden creation myths, Immortal Peach Garden and Garden of Eden, Lu transforms CCC’s gallery space into an indoor sculpture garden as the starting point for contemplating questions of belonging and exclusion in pursuit of the American dream.

Join us for the opening reception as we celebrate the exhibition, the seventh iteration of CCC’s decade-long XianRui (Fresh & Sharp) series supporting artists of Chinese descent at critical junctures in their careers with solo exhibitions of new commissioned work.

從創世女神女媧之手,到淺澤愛子的婆娑淚眼,《烏托花園》為探索移民以及有色群體在美國尋夢與反烏托邦狀態間的掙扎,創造了一個和解的空間。借鑒兩大造園神話(仙桃園和伊甸園),藝術家Cathy Lu將CCC畫廊空間轉變為室內雕塑花園,作為在思考追求美國夢的同時,探詢歸屬感與排斥問題的起點。 我們邀請您參加《烏托花園》展覽開幕式,共同慶祝CCC長達十年之久的鮮銳系列的第七迭代。鮮銳系列展覽通過新委託作品個展,發掘和扶持先鋒但未收到廣泛關註的華裔離散藝術家。

COVID Guidelines

We highly recommend that you RSVP through Eventbrite to stay updated on any impending changes to the city’s health code. To ensure safety during this event, we require that attendees provide proof of vaccination along with valid ID and have their temperatures checked. Masks must be worn at all times. As this event will be held indoors, we are limiting capacity to 25% and there will be high powered HEPA air cleaners to cycle out air.

展覽詳細 Exhibition Info

開放時間 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 10AM - 4PM | 地址 Address: 750 Kearny Street, 3rd FL., San Francisco | 免費入場 Free Admission

Acknowledgement "Interior Garden" is supported by: Institute of Museum and Library Services , National Endowment for the Arts, #StartSmall, California Arts Council, and Fleishhacker Foundation Additional Support: The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, CCC Contemporaries

About Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is a non-profit arts organization established in 1965. CCC elevates underserved communities and gives voice to equality through education and contemporary art. Rooted in San Francisco’s Chinatown, CCC is a loud and creative voice to uplift social and economical transformation. We provide a safe environment for artists who champion activism, resiliency, and healthy communities. In doing so, we shift dominant narratives, empower change, and reimagine our futures.


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