Ziqiang (John) Wu: Language of Lines and Abby Zialcita: Dirty Rainbow
July 20 - July 26, 2007
Opening reception for the artists: Friday, July 20th, 7 to 10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturday 12pm - 5pm Mon – Thurs 12pm - 5pm Sunday Closed
Ziqiang (John) Wu’s most recent drawings, sculpture, and installations use lines and language for their form and content. Wu’s art has a direct relationship to his personal experiences, particularly his view of traditions, both Eastern and Western.
Wu moved to The United States from China in 2004. As a new resident, he struggled with a new culture, English as a second language, and Conceptual Art as an academic approach. His artwork reflects these personal struggles and experiences, and has created what he cites as his own “artistic language.”
Abby Zialcita's Dirty Rainbow exhibits a range of organic and abstract works, which are personal and speak from an activist’s perspective. Zialcita's expressive paintings capture rhythmic patterns of meditation through intimate pours and lines. Her work is derived from the aesthetics of discovery. Her fascination for rust stains and termite-devoured wood reveals her interest in the past.
Abby Zialcita was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1986. She is currently enrolled in Pasadena City College’s Fine Arts program. In June 2007, Zialcita was awarded Honorary Achievement in Painting from PCC’s Visual Arts and Media Studies Department. In Fall, 2007, she plans to study abroad in Florence, Italy. By 2008, Abby Zialcita hopes to transfer into the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
For more information please contact the PCC Visual Arts and Media Studies Division. 626.585.7238 www.pasadena.edu/artgallery
Supported by the Pasadena City College Foundation, the Pasadena Art Alliance and the PCC Division of Visual Arts and Media Studies.
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