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.
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.
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.