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 Life” 2004, Acrylic on canvas, Molten Lava Series, 8’x32’
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 Life” exhibition 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 earth’s 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 d’oeuvres, 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 Yu’s work for Live Mag! Titled, “Communing with the Elements: Yu’s Irrepressible Vision.”
“Yu varies her marks considerably, adding to the perception of artistic control over phenomenological chaos,” said Wright of Yu’s “Molten Lava Park” painting, “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 Forest” opened 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 http://www.marleneyumuseum.org/lucky-sevens-dates or call 318-717-9111.
Public Relations Manager
Rainforest Art Foundation & Marlene Yu Museum