Curated by Lux Yuting Bai
Artist: Huiqi He
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
February 23 - March 3, 2017
CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, weekends by appointment
CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present Whereto, curated by MA Curatorial Practice fellow Lux Yuting Bai. The exhibition features the latest work of Huiqi He, who employs classical ink painting techniques to construct contemporary narratives.
Whereto reimagines the Chinese ink-and-wash tradition with a contemporary sense of space. Each piece represents an experimental, autonomous place in itself: a labyrinthine allegorical map; a cube of cubes repeating reflection; an abstract ink stream carrying layers of explicit and implicit messages. The exhibition, enveloping them all, aims to establish an intricate nexus of spatial relations.
Ink embodies the artist’s dialectical aesthetics. It flows in and out of paper, creating positive and negative spaces in one single movement. With their myriad changes and ambiguities, the artist’s enigmatic strokes force viewers to devise their own meanings. Whereto is a game of light and shadow, body and space, the real and the imaginary.
Huiqi He was born in 1994 in Changsha, China. She studied traditional Chinese painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. She currently lives and works in New York.
Image: Huiqi He, 303-701, 2016 (detail), courtesy the artist.