Zhang Zipiao “Heart of Anchor”

Salon 94 Freemans

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For her debut solo exhibition Heart of Anchor in the United States and at Salon 94, Zhang Zipiao has painted ten large-scale oil-on-canvases, fraught with abstracted meat and flowers—as suggested by the titles—enlivened by lurid red, pink, and green. The work continues her exploration of an explosive palette and intertwined forms, as channels for raw emotion and restless energy. Zhang wholeheartedly embraces change and contingency. Her paintings are spontaneous, instinctual, and physical—she sweeps, smears, and scrapes pigments directly on canvases from edge to edge, often skipping preliminary sketches—rendering deconstructed flesh, butchered meat (a frequent visitor to her neighboring butcher), bodily fluid (blood, oil, tears, sweat, milk, and piss), evanescent petals and blooming flowers that twist and spiral into one.

Born in 1993 in Beijing, China, Zhang Zipiao attended the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2015. Her bold and gestural brushstrokes create images that are loaded with emotions. Zhang was recently included in a group show at Pace Gallery Palo Alto. Her solo shows include, Blooming, White Space, Beijing, China (2020); Cutthroat Kitchen, Mine Project Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2019). Extremely Wet!, White Space, Beijing, China (2018). Skin Deep Painting 101, Star Gallery, Beijing, China (2017); Erotic Hysteria, Ying Space, Beijing, China (2015). She’ll receive her first institutional solo exhibition at the Long Museum in Shanghai 2022.



from September 08, 2021 to October 09, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-09-10 from 18:00 to 20:00


Zhang Zipiao

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