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The Donald Young Gallery is pleased to presen t an exhibition of new sculptures and monotype prints by New York based art ist Anne Chu.

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In the main gallery is a group of cera mic landscape sculptures whose forms are created from sinuous\, intertwined lines.   With these sculptures Chu brings into three dimensions the forms of contour landscape drawings\, further reducing this already abstracted me thod of representation.   Two large-scale mountains\, each comprised of thr ee stacked forms\, stand on a large wood platform while four rocklike forms   are suspended from thick twine.   The spatial relationship between the s tanding and hanging forms creates a sense of perspective\, of a vast landsc ape with mountains both near and far.   With this installation Chu also cha llenges notions of weight and material.   The large heavy stacked landscape s are held together by their own weight while the hanging ceramic forms def y their own heft as they lightly dangle from the ceiling.

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Three life-size embroidered fabric birds perched on high metal stands are dispersed throughout the galleries.   The embroidery is created with t he use of a computer\, this process allows for a great deal of manipulation \, therefore making the process close to drawing which emphasizes Chu's int erest in the conflation of drawing and sculpture.

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A bronze figure El Primo II continues Chu's interest in the figure of Velazquez's dwarf from the court of King Philip IV of Spain.   Through t he employment of an increased scale\, the dwarf now comes closer to normal human scale.   Fleur de lis that decorate his coat are raised in relief cre ating a sculptural pattern.   The sculpture is originally molded in clay an d wood giving a lively surface of different textures.

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Also included in the exhibition are monotype prints that should be seen i n combination with the sculptures as studies of landscape rocks and birds.   Through overlapping imagery and differed scale Chu creates an abstracted landscape in which birds hover within rocky\, contoured landscapes.

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This marks Anne Chu's third solo-exhibition at the Donald Y oung Gallery.   Recent exhibitions include a major solo exhibition at the M useum of Contemporary Art in Miami and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery in Gree nsboro\, North Carolina. Chu's work was included in the 2004 Carnegie Inter national in Pittsburgh and in 2001 Chu was the recipient of the Anonymous W as a Woman and Penny McCall Foundation awards.

DTEND:20090407 DTSTAMP:20140420T110629 DTSTART:20090216 GEO:41.8786394;-87.624808 LOCATION:Donald Young Gallery\,224 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 266\nChicago\, IL 60604 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Anne Chu Understudies\, Anne Chu UID:36017 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20090216T200000 DTSTAMP:20140420T110629 DTSTART:20090216T180000 GEO:41.8786394;-87.624808 LOCATION:Donald Young Gallery\,224 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 266\nChicago\, IL 60604 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Anne Chu Understudies\, Anne Chu UID:36018 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR