Published Friday, February 10, 2012 in The Washington Post print edition and online at www.washingtonpost.com
By: Michael O'Sullivan
OPENING OF THE WEEK: Hsin-Hsi Chen: Transition
Hsin-Hsi Chen is known for exquisite, small pencil drawings depicting rooms, buildings and the like. They often transcend the flat surface of the paper, bursting forth from the wall in boxlike, 3-D constructions that blur the boundary between illusionistic pictorial space and sculpture. Although her work evokes architecture, it is a space of the imagination that we are invited to visit.
On Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., the Gibbs Street Gallery of VisArts at Rockville will host a reception and artist's talk for Chen's latest exhibit, "Transition." The show includes manipulations of scale and surface that, according to the gallery, will even more fully "immerse" the viewer in the artist's invented world.
Through Feb. 29 at 155 Gibbs St., Rockville. 301-315-8200. www.visartsatrockville.org . Free.