Shen Wei in Black, White, and Gray

  • Tucson Museum of Art 140 North Main Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 USA

Shen Wei will be exhibiting his recent series of paintings this winter at the Tucson Museum of Art in conjunction with SWDA performances at Centennial Hall presented by UA Presents.

Shen Wei’s choreographic and painterly explorations have often been contemporaneous, each informing the other, and this latest series have served as a jumping off point for his new movement inventions. While these paintings are abstract, shapes and forms suggestive of a sublime landscape seem to appear from the thick layering of paint on canvas--jagged rocks, rushing water, billowing clouds, a swooping bird. The compositions (exhibited at MDC Museum of Art + Design during Art Basel: Miami Beach 2014 and at Dallas' Crow Collection of Asian Art) embody dualities: forming and decaying, urgent and tranquil, gritty and grand.