Chinese printmaker Zha Sai exhibits her woodcuts in an exhibition entitled “Rhythm of the Shadows” at PNCA’s Print/Photo Gallery from September 21 through October 9. Image: The Sway of the Shadow, 2006, reduction woodcut, 11.4” x 11.4”
Her work is strongly influenced by the natural environment. She lives in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei Province in Central China. Although it is a large city with a population of nearly 14 million people, it is surrounded by forests and lakes and is still known as “The Place of a Thousand Lakes”. She is also influenced by music, especially the music of Antonín Dvořák. From these inspirations she has made compelling work in the form of reduction woodcuts.
Zha Sai comes to the Northwest under the auspices of Art Partners, a two-artist collaboration comprised of Seattle artists Cathe Gill and Barbara Pitt that has promoted artist exchanges since 1999 with artists from China, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Kuwait. Her exhibition here is an initiative of the Printmaking Department at PNCA.
Lecture | Zha Sai
12:30 Monday, October 5
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.