April 19–May 19, 2007
Faculty Show, Second Floor Gallery
Bingyi’s paintings often depict solitary people and animals lost in vast landscapes. In these environments, there is rarely any solid ground, mostly water, and condensation that threaten to engulf her lonely figures in painterly morasses. While a condition of helpless absurdity informs these works, there is also a calming beauty and breathtaking silence that permeates their shadowy expanses.
This exhibition is a part of A Greener Shade of Blue, UB’s semester-long focus on global environmental concerns.
Bingyi is an assistant professor in art history in the Department of Visual Studies. She earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University. She has curated various exhibitions both in the U.S. and China.
Bingyi: The Dawns Here are Quiet is traveling to Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in New York City where it will be exhibited from May 31 – June 31, 2007.