WALL Gallery presents Carle Shi: Shi has something to say opening reception
In this new exhibit, Shi has something to say, Chinese artist Carle Shi merges her trademark bubbled pop art with her signature realism by blending Rembrandt style artistry and pointillism techniques (bubbles) on large scale canvases conceiving an entirely unique visual experience. Painting sobering portraits and themes in her earlier work while keeping the same subject matter of sexuality, Shi further manipulates space and human responsiveness to sex that ultimately transcend cultural ideologies.
Shi elicits emotion on canvas while confronting the sexual appetite of all things in the universe. The cubic style and hyperrealist images of Miss Shi deconstruct space time and fuse portraiture with philosophical meaning. Carle Shi’s highly recognizable original artistry echoes in China and around the world, but is never duplicated. This solo exhibition debuts the evolution of Carle Shi’s passionate international pop movement, and includes the extraordinary double portrait “Anthony Haden-Guest” exhibited in a group show at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, in 2006. Solidifying moments in time, Shi optically confounds the viewer, and invites you to experience a personalized narrative of a conditioned give and take relationship that envelopes connectedness and sexuality.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 4.