Week 11- Artist Conversation- Yujia Gu

Artist: Yujia Gu

Exhibition: Gun Violence in the USA

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery

Yujia Gu is an underclassman at the CSULB School of Art. I do not have much information about her because she was not available to interview.

Yujia’s work was very interesting. She had stickers or pictures plastered over all four walls. She had a quote and figures of people on one wall that make a shape of a gun. Most of her work was abstract. The walls were white and the plasters were black. It was black figures on a white wall. Some of her pieces were red as well. She had a long list of names on a different symbolizing some of the people that have been killed due to guns.

Yujia’s meaning of her artwork is all about gun violence in the U.S. She displays just how big of an issue this is. Many people are being affected and she portrayed that. In her summary, she explains that this exhibit was inspired from her and her mother moving to the US for school and hearing about students getting killed by guns.

This exhibit was very interesting to me. It is crazy to even think that this is an issue that we are experiencing today. It is something so serious that other people are taking for granted. Yujia’s portrayal just made me realize just how many people have been affected. I’m glad I got the chance to see Yujia’s exhibit because it did open my eyes more to this situation.

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