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Honor Fraser Gallery is pleased to present Victoria Fu’s exhibition at the gallery. Velvet Peel opens on July 18, 2015 with a reception from 6-8pm.

Victoria Fu uses 16mm film, installation, photography, sculpture, sound, and video to explore the virtual space of moving images and our haptic engagement with digital images. Incorporating clips sourced from the internet and original footage manipulated with visual effects in postproduction, the video installations Velvet Peel 1 and Velvet Peel 2 (both 2015) address the physical and visual experience of digital images and touchscreens. Fu’s neon drawings Pinch-Zoom and Ribbon-Swipe (both 2015) depict the eponymous actions that have become habituated through our use of handheld digital devices. Within a multilayered installation strategy, these artworks inform one another, calling attention to the confluence of architectural spaces, human bodies, and digital images.

Victoria Fu was born in Santa Monica, California and lives in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, a Master of Arts from University of Southern California, and a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. One-person exhibitions of her work have been mounted at Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, Columbus, OH (2015); The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD (2015); University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, CA (2014); Anderson Hall Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2013); Savannah College of Art + Design, Savannah, GA (2009); and Mint Gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (2005). Her work has been included in thematic exhibitions such as At First You Don’t Succeed, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California Santa Barbara, CA (2015); Borrowed Landscapes, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA (2015); 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2014); Trouble with the Index, UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (2014); IX Bienal de Nicaragua, Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, Managua, Nicaragua (2014); Approximately Infinite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (2013); Snapshot: Home Movies, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2012); Render: New Constructions in Video Art, UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (2012); Film Forum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2011); Here Once Again: Where Art and Cinema Interact, Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2008); RUNNING TIME 24:00:00, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (2008); No Heroics Please, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA (2005); and The Wight Biennial: Dark Side of the Sun, Kinross Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles (2004).

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