The Warehouse Gallery
September 16 – November 6, 2010
Nature is a recurring theme in Cui Fei’s drawings, prints, photographs, and installations that evoke Chinese calligraphy through the use of twigs and thorns. For The Warehouse Gallery, Cui Fei has collected nine thousands thorns for her drawing Manuscript of Nature VIII and she has created new site-specific wall drawings and installations: one consisting of salt, as a reference to Syracuse’s history, and another is a healing piece using sand as a reference to the tradition of sand painting in the arts. Her work comments on the central role of nature, her Chinese origins, as well as Eastern and Western art practices. Though widely exhibited, this is Cui’s first solo museum exhibition.