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Mixing up seemingly disjunctive references to Western European medieval architecture (a castle with parapet), Chinese landscape painting (the way the castle merges with the carved ripples of the jagged hillside), and modernist design (the assertive but clunky rectangular base), Chu has created an odd and unexpected hybrid that blends artistic styles and iconic images from diverse traditions. Fluent in the art of watercolor as well as sculpture, Chu gives her three-dimensional works an intentionally unfinished appearance, while embellishing them with traces of color that define motion rather than form. As massive and bulky, even ungainly, as Castle Number One is, it feels like a quick sketch, like something mutable and transitory. Wondering what the tensions between painting and sculpture, abstraction and representation, and Eastern and Western cultural idioms “look” like, she has arrived at an open-ended conclusion—much as the base of the sculpture itself is open-sided at its back. 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In "Buddha with Wall," the viewer encounters a rough, concrete-covered wall incised with goldpainted lines that form an overall abstract composition. The wall sits on the floor without explanation, blurring distinctions between architecture, sculpture, and painting, and teasingly obscures something from sight. Behind it, a large, grinning plastic Buddha wearing a white and gold robe unexpectedly greets the viewer. The Buddha, salvaged from a defunct storefront church by the artist, contradictorily represents both a mass-produced kitsch object and a hand-painted religious sculpture. Composed of two seemingly disparate elements, the work employs figuration and abstraction to explore themes of religion and commodification, as well as modes of production and display. 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Ouija board, bottles, and medicine: cast and carved dehydrated bone calcium and bone dust from every bone in the body, typeset, home-brewed moonshine (potato-derived alcohol), homemade wine health tonics (water, sugar, fermented black cherries, yeast, gelatin, tartaric acid, pectinase, sulfur dioxide, oak flavoring, fortified with: 100-year-old hemlock oil, Devil’s Claw, witch hazel bark, swamp root, powdered rhubarb, pleurisy root, belladonna root, white pine tar, coal tar, dandelion, sarsaparilla, mandrake, mullein, skullcap, cramp bark, elder, ginseng, horny goat weed, tansy, sugar of lead, mercury with chalk and tin-oxide, calcium, potassium, creatine, zinc, iron, nickel, copper, boron, vitamin K, crushed amino acids, home-cultured antibiotics, chromium, magnesium, colostrums, ironized yeast, ground pituitary gland, ground wisdom teeth, ground sea horse, shark cartilage, coral calcium, iodine, and castor oil). 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The meticulous list of media answers the question: What reassurances, comforts, and potions would a 1960s hippie need today to heal the ailments from which he might be suffering?", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of The Brown Foundation, the Michener Acquisitions Fund, and the Blanton Contemporary Circle, 2004", "Copyright_Type" : "All approved", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "sculpture", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "American and Contemporary Art", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2004.182.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2004.182.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2004.182.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2004.182.tif", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "2206", "Image_Type" : "", 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