Monday, April 28, 2008


A sea of floating heads by Zhang Xi, surround the gallery at Rule this month. The three dimensional aspect of the faces, is one of the most interesting parts of the show. (however it never reproduces well in 2-D images, as seen left)

Visual Summary: Large canvases in earth tones with images of heads, dipped in mud with only areas around the eyes revealing original skin tone. Masks and masks.

Wow Factor: Beautiful doesn't come to mind, but creepy and disturbing does. Faces pop out of the canvas, almost playful.

It's hard not to think of the upcoming Olympics in front of this show. The disembodied heads are constant reminders of China's human rights policies and their treatment of Tibet. The show is worth checking out, for its disturbing qualities and I guarantee you, you won't find another show like this in Denver right now.

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