Victoria Fu: A Cloud is Not a Sphere

Victoria Fu
CulturalDC Presents
Victoria Fu: A Cloud is Not a Sphere

916 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

05.23.13, THUR, 6 – 8pm

WASHINGTON, DC – Victoria Fu’s solo exhibition A Cloud is Not a Sphere mixes photographs and film projections. Opening Thursday, May 23, at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery, Fu’s colorful installation is an interplay between moving and still images, blurring boundaries between cinematic, digital and real space.

The artist explains, “Living in and through digital media has affected how we perceive and engage with images. This work mimics the way we digest endless images on screens—but in this case they are fragmented clips that coalesce into a narrative of a film. Situated behind these floating, stacked windows are colorful backgrounds that possess both the graphic flatness of screensavers and the atmospheric depth of color field painting. When installed, a merging occurs between the real and its representation—between the space of the actual gallery, its photographic reproduction, and the simulated space of cinema.”
The title references fractal structures, whose surfaces seem whole and singular to the eye, but beneath which are microscopic, endless copies of the original structure.

There will be an opening reception with the artist on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8pm. Victoria Fu will be giving a talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Center on Saturday, June 1 at 1:30pm.

Victoria Fu is a visual artist who films, photographs and draws the image. She received her MFA from CalArts, MA in Art History from University of Southern California, and BA in Art History from Stanford University. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and was a participant of Skowhegan in 2006. Recipient of a 2008 Art Matters Grant, Fu has been reviewed in The New York Times, Boston Globe and was featured in the “Cinematic” issue of ASPECT: Chronicle of New Media. She has a current solo exhibition, Lorem ipsum, at Marginal Utility in Philadelphia. Forthcoming shows include Approximately Infinite Universe at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (Summer 2013), a solo exhibition at the UC Irvine University Art Gallery (January 2014) and a show at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center (2014) here in D.C. This summer, she will be in residence at Fountainhead in Miami. Fu is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of San Diego.

More info: www.victoriafu.com and www.artoffice.org.

This exhibition was made possible in part by a Mellon Grant through American University and a University of San Diego Faculty Research Grant. The artist would like to thank Chautauqua Institution and Lois Jubeck, Cassidy Benson, Arden Cone and Julia Whitney.

CulturalDC operates Flashpoint Gallery and produces public art interventions throughout DC. We nurture talented emerging and mid-career artists by providing opportunities for peer learning and mentorship. At Flashpoint Gallery we showcase bold, new work from artists working in a variety of media including site-specific installations, performance pieces, new media and other experimental forms. As a nonprofit gallery free from the constraints of commercial expectations, Flashpoint provides artists and curators a unique opportunity to take creative risks. An advisory panel of noted artists and arts professionals makes programming recommendations for the gallery and provides mentorship and support to exhibiting artists.

Flashpoint Gallery is generously supported by Natalie and Paul Abrams and by DESHO Productions and The Washington Post Company. Marvin is CulturalDC’s 2012-13 Wine Partner.

Funding for CulturalDC is generously provided by The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, The Kresge Foundation, the MARPAT Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trusts, The Share Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and many other generous partners.

Flashpoint is a multi-disciplinary arts space. Flashpoint includes a contemporary art gallery, the 75-seat Mead Theatre Lab, the Coors Dance Studio and shared office space for arts organizations.

Victoria Fu: A Cloud is Not a Sphere
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition: May 23 – June 22, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm or by appointment
For more information: Call 202.315.1310 or visit culturaldc.org

CulturalDC • 916 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001
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Email: karyn@culturaldc.org

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