Weixian Jiang
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Weixian Jiang

Natural Effect

October 13, 2017 to November 12, 2017
In this new body of work, Weixian Jiang alludes to nature’s power and magnificence in its plenitude of manifestations. For “Natural Effect”, Jiang transforms bronze into elemental shapes reminiscent of towering Chinese mountain landscapes, billowing deep-sea volcanic pyres, ghostly bonsai trees, and simple plants grasping up towards the sky. Using bronze casts of found antique planting pots as bases, this body of work calls into question the long tradition of Chinese decorum while transplanting the original appreciation for nature’s forms into a contemporary setting.