Jenny Wu ’12 will open her first solo photography show on Friday, Dec. 3 at Houghton House. Wu is putting on the exhibition as a part of an independent study she is doing with Assistant Professor of Art Christine Chin. An opening reception will be held that evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibit will remain open through Friday, Dec. 10.
Although Wu is a gifted painter, this show will focus solely on her photography. “Lost” will feature 25 black and white photographs that seek to disorient the viewer by splicing together images of interiors on campus.
“After photographing those interiors, I used part of those to create new spaces,” explains Wu. “I titled the exhibit “Lost” because I want to make the photographs somehow abstract, but still representative of space. People will get “lost” because the spaces I created in my photographs do not exist in the real world.”
This is a unique opportunity for Wu, as it is not often that a student opens a solo exhibition. “I am also a painter, and have been involved in several group exhibits in New York City and in Chautauqua, New York,” says Wu. “This is my first solo exhibit, so I feel very excited and nervous. I spent so much time on these, and I care about them so much.”
You can see more of Wu’s work at her website www.jennycwu.com.