Selected Poetic Transfigurations

Feb 19th - Mar 6th 2022


LATITUDE Gallery New York
64A Bayard St, New York, NY 10013

Dusk is shy,

Dawn is indifferent,

Sun is schizophrenic,

Or are there two suns? 

 

Wenjüe Lu, 2020

In <Selected Poetic Transfigurations>, Wenjue Lu brings forth a monochromatic multi-medium album of works that come together to convey a poem-like state of being; filtered through Wenjue’s emphasis on hands-on craftsmanship and natural materials, the selected body of works serves as the blending of words and rhetorical devices in poetry. Consisting of clothing, sculptures, framed works, and more, this exhibition allows its participants to venture into the living poem written by Wenjue. In consciously reconfiguring and recreating talismanic creatures and commercialized objects to express a state of inner peace that is not too far off from Zen ideology, Wenjue Lu’s works seek to resonate with its viewers’ capability for extracting elegance from the disguised simplicity, emphasizing the effort behind the effortless presentation of the nuances within. Using fabrics as her language, Like a poem, Wenjue simultaneously composes and reimagines tangible objects and intangible feelings into the garment she designs, the soft sculptures she handcrafts, into every stitch of her work.