New York Artist Marlene Tseng Yu Presents her “Fire: Element of Life” Exhibition with Works Depicting Fiery Phenomena

This exhibition is the third show of 7 from her exhibition series entitled "Lucky 7s" which celebrates her 77th birthday and debut to Louisiana.

Fire: Element of Life2004, Acrylic on canvas, Molten Lava Series, 8x32

SHREVEPORT, La., Nov. 10, 2014 Artspace Shreveport will display lava and fire inspired paintings from the Molten Lava, Space and Universe, and Forest Fire series by artist, Marlene Tseng Yu, in the Fire: Element of Lifeexhibition beginning Friday, Nov. 14 through Jan. 17, 2015. The paintings from these series to be displayed draw from the high temperature phenomena found at the core of the earth, on earths surface, and out in the universe.

The exhibition will be located on the ground floor in the mainspace of Artspace, located at 710 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. The hours are Tuesday- Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  

The opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Nov. 14 with a $10 admission. Hors doeuvres, cash bar, and live music will be provided. Yu will be there for pictures, signings, and questions or comments. Notecards, postcards, and signed posters, prints, and books will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition from Artspace.

Art critic, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, provided a review of Yus work for Live Mag! Titled, Communing with the Elements: Yus Irrepressible Vision.

Yu varies her marks considerably, adding to the perception of artistic control over phenomenological chaos,said Wright of Yus Molten Lava Parkpainting, Amorphous clouds and fiery washes contrast with concise shards and irregular recessions.

The Rainforest Art Foundation and Marlene Yu Museum are partnering with the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, Bossier Arts Council, Robinson Film Center, and Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center for the "Lucky 7s." The "Lucky 7s" are Marlene Yu's 7 exhibitions in honor of her 70th solo exhibition in her 77th year at 7 local institutions.  Marlene has designed 7 themed, non-overlapping exhibitions selected from her 4000+ paintings, more than 35 series of works, ranging from 16 inches to 37 feet long.

The first show of the Lucky 7s, Purple Swamp & Nature Abstraction,was held at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum from Sept. 25 - Nov. 10. The second, Emerald Forestopened Sept. 26 and will run through Nov. 29 at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport. Attendees are encouraged to bring their passport stamped at these first two locations to the opening reception to get their third stamp. Fully stamped passports will be redeemable for a collectible book.

For more information please visit or call 318-717-9111.


Iris MacLean

Public Relations Manager

Rainforest Art Foundation & Marlene Yu Museum

(318) 840-5213