The Bonsack Gallery at John Burroughs School
Opening Reception — August 23rd, 5:30 to 7:30PM
A solo exhibition by Diana Zeng, features new works that explore the different elements we welcome in from the outside world, from the concrete to the abstract. Zeng probes the extent to which what is foreign becomes familiar, from nature to unknown cultures. The selection of works brings together vibrant large-scale oil paintings on canvas, abstract renditions on paper, and a gathering space centered around a reimagined fire pit infused with personal cultural motifs of her interracial family. Unifying her lived experiences between the American Midwest and her ancestral home in China, Zeng confronts innate reactions toward the Other, not as stranger, but as kin.