Chenyi Sun: NEW YORK STATIONParasol Projects @ 251 Elizabeth Street
Chenyi Sun: NEW YORK STATION @ 251 Elizabeth
March 6 – 10, 2019 | 11 am – 8 pm
Opening Reception: March 7th | 5 pm – 8 pm
Parasol Projects presents New York Station, a solo exhibition by artist Chenyi Sun. The exhibition explores the experience of loneliness as it relates to the modern urban
environment. Sun’s meticulously rendered subjects and environments are an examination into the phenomenon of isolation despite the increasing population in urban centers. The idea comes directly from his observations in crowds and the relationships between people and people in the high-pressure environment of a big city. The subway is emblematic of all aspects of the fast rhythm of the city. Loneliness is increased by the contrast between movement and quiescence. The subway reflects different spaces and adds crowding to the painting as a statement about the complexity of the city. The artist explores the inner world of his subjects through paintings that fuse several oil painting techniques.
The event is free and open to the public.
Chenyi Sun (b.1991, Shanghai, China) received a M.F.A. in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in the spring of 2018, Savannah, GA, US. Sun earned a B.F.A. in painting from Fudan University Shanghai Institute of Visual Art in the spring of 2015, Shanghai, China. His work has been exhibited shows in New York, Miami, Palm Spring, Savannah, Lake City, as well as internationally in Shanghai, Suzhou. He currently lives and works in Savannah, GA.
Dandi Gu (b.1990, Dalian, China) is a project manager and curator. Lives and works in New York and Savannah. She graduated with M.A. in Business Design and Arts Leadership at Savannah College of Art and Design and earned her B.F.A. degree in Multimedia Digital Art and Design from China Academy of Art.