Su-Li Hung


  Safe-T-Gallery is pleased to present City / Monsoon, an exhibition of woodcuts and paintings by Su-Li Hung, at its new location, 111 Front St., in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. The show will include woodcuts of New York City, that Ms. Hung has made over the course of 30 years, and a series of new oil paintings that concentrate on the trees of the city.

  As someone who grew up in south Asia, the onset of the monsoons has a special significance. It is the time when the dry winter season gives way to the green rebirth of spring. The images in this exhibit will reflect that change, with the stark images of the city (not without there own beauty of course) giving way to the lush, immodest greens of trees newly in leaf. And although her tree images contain no direct references to the city, they were indeed modeled on urban trees of New York. 


  Su-Li Hung was born in Taiwan and currently lives and works in New York. She has published more than twenty volumes of essays and poetry in Taiwan and Hong Kong and her artwork is in many major collections around the world. Two of her prints were included in the recent retrospective of printmaking in New York City organized by the New-York Historical Society to commemorate their 200th anniversary. The signed catalogue from that show, “Impressions of New York”, as well as books of Ms. Hung’s woodcuts, essays and poetry will be available at the gallery.