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NMWA Presents Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu Oct. 14, 2016–Feb. 26, 2017

Sep 14 2016

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu, on view Oct. 14, 2016–Feb. 26, 2017. This focus exhibition highlighting the book artist and photographer Colette Fu (b. 1969) features 12 works inspired by eerie historical sites in Philadelphia, and life and culture in China’s Yunnan Province.

Fu creates complex pop-up book sculptures that combine images of people, architecture, and nature. She engages passionately with myths, legends, and folklore. The drama of her subjects is matched by her powerful imagery and exceptional engineering skills that take the art of pop-ups to new heights.

“Featuring her photography of people with colorful costumes, food and symbols of their cultures, Fu’s pop-ups project forward into viewers’ space and almost seem to come alive,” said Curator of Book Arts Krystyna Wasserman. “Her themes are largely inspired by her personal experiences, but her art also embodies feelings of fear, courage and exuberance experienced by all of humankind.”

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