Fuyou: Staying Drifting
FUYOU: STAYING DRIFTING
Co-Curators:Zi Gu, Jing Li, Ruixuan Li
Oct 21 – Oct 29 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21 2017 6 – 8pm
The title of the exhibition, “Fuyou,” is derived from a line of a poem by Chinese poet Su Shi: “[Live like] mayflies thrown between heaven and earth, [like] infinitesimal grains in the vast sea.” Drifting and mayflies (insects that are believed to be born in the morning and die before sunset) are homophones, both pronounced as fuyou in Chinese. The works touch upon a philosophical question: Is drifting an ephemeral or everlasting status?
Senbo Yang (b. 1990) is an emerging artist. His site-specific works reveal the nuances present in nature by employing atypical pairings of contexts, mediums and materials. Born and raised in South China, Yang moved to Providence, RI to study landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and later relocated to NYC and then Berkeley, CA to pursue his design career.
Yang’s works include installation art, public art, ceramics and environmental art. In 2017, he was invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at I-Park Foundation, Inc. in Connecticut. There, Yang created his recent work “Drifting” (2017). Trained as a landscape architect and multidisciplinary artist, Yang uses architectural investigations as a means of revealing psychological, ecological, and sociological truths, especially regarding the relationship between humans and nature.