The Kimball Art Center in Park City presents Plus Gallery artist Xi Zhang’s first full-scale solo exhibition in Utah from February 14 through April 12, 2020
Xi Zhang’s recent paintings explore what it is to be human—to grow and evolve, to navigate relationships, and, often, to struggle. Placing his protagonists amid dream-like landscapes, reality becomes tangled with the complicated nature of how we perceive ourselves, others, and our surroundings. It is in these psychologically driven, often ambiguous narratives that Zhang compassionately depicts universal moments of struggle. Here, he aims to uplift the viewer—to inspire hope and let us know that we are not alone in moments of turmoil and tribulation.
“My recent series Metallic Leaf Garden explores the way individuals’ minds reshape their physical environment. Contemporary psychological theory allows that our consciousness, emotions, and subconscious can be akin to the “paint” that consistently colors our reality. My investigation incorporates a variety of individual psychological realms, depicting them in fictionalized surroundings that confuse the relationship between perception and reality. I utilize a mixture of expressionist/abstract aesthetics in a subtle, theatrical way to construct the characters’ environments, reflecting on their internal thoughts, struggles, personality, and/or problems.” – Xi Zhang
Kimball Art Center is located at 1401 Kearns Boulevard at the base of Main Street in Park City, UT
A public reception to open the show will be held February 28th from 5-8pm
Opening hours are Monday through Saturday 10am – 5pm / Saturday – Sunday Noon – 5pm