Looking Up is an exhibition by local artist Shu Tu now on display in the lobby of the Hamilton Grange Library. The exhibition features a selection of physical prints from her Looking Up Series, inspired by the Upper Manhattan sky and capturing the beauty and transformation of time.
New York is always full of hustle. We take in the intensity of the city like oxygen that keeps us going, but that intensity also comes to define us, and we lose our way. I use this series as a reminder to look up from the city. It is an exploration of the relationship between a New Yorker and the sky. By documenting the beauty of the stillness and the shifting of the sky, the city and ourselves are transformed.
Have you taken a moment from the busy city to look up?
Shu Tu is an artist working in multiple disciplines. She has a BFA from Parson School of Design, and studied fashion accessories at Cordwainers at London College of Fashion. In the past 25 years, Shu has worked as a creative director, including as a creative leader in the advertising and beauty industry. She has now returned to her roots in creating personal work, communicating her story through many different mediums--traditional, digital, fabric, floral art, and metalsmith.
She is currently living in Upper Manhattan with her husband Kye and two children, Ander and Percy.
www.shutucreative.com | IG @beingshu2
Please join us for an artist talkback on Saturday, April 22 at 3 PM at the Hamilton Grange Library.