(American, b. 1946)
Archeological White & Black, 2013
Mixed Media; 47 x 159 x 1 1/2 inches
The San Francisco-born Sandria Hu, has lived in Texas for over 35 years. She is best known for work that draws on ecology and climate in representing local culture. Widely travelled, Hu uses color and texture to represent fragments of culture and memories of places visited and revisited again and again. From her studies of West Texas and of the Big Bend National Park, Hu has drawn on soil and the seasons to share her unique approach of representing culture. Archeological White & Black localizes these overarching concerns, the result is a landscape of the mind drawing from the specific environment of the Clear Lake and Armand Bayou area. Deploying local soil, climate, and changing seasons as compositional elements, here Hu creates a collage of emotion representing the culture in which she is submerged. Winner of several Fulbright awards, she has taught at the University of Houston-Clear Lake since 1975 and has been instrumental to the UHCL International Art Consortium, which provides international exchange of art faculty and art exhibitions.
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