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Cathy Lu at Johansson Projects

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Girls Playing (Peach), 2013 Watercolor on Paper 35" X 45"
Cathy Lu at Johansson Projects

2300 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
December 6th, 2013 - December 28th, 2013
Opening: December 6th, 2013 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://johanssonprojects.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
kimberly@johanssonprojects.com
PHONE:  
510.444.9140
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu-Sat 12-6; or by appointment
TAGS:  
figurative, modern, surrealism, traditional, mixed-media

DESCRIPTION

These girls are in fray – playing, running, swimming, climbing, laughing, crying, attacking, dying.  Referencing a traditional Chinese Art genre known as Boys Playing, Lu’s energetic ceramics and watercolors explore issues of identity and place for East Asian women in America.  The Boys Playing genre depicts male children at play and is a manifestation of the higher cultural value placed on males over females.  Lu manipulates the classic Chinese genre by replacing the boys with conjoined and fragmented girls.  Lu’s girls explore notions of multiple cultural identities, fragmented selves, ideas of play for boys and for girls, and the intersection of play and violence.

Show Runs December 2013 | Opening Reception Friday December 6, 5-8pm