WK 11- Artist Conversation- Yujia Gu

Artist: Yujia Gu

Exhibition: Tracing

Media: Multimedia, Graphic Design

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Dutzi Gallery

Website:  yujiagu.squarespace.com

Yujia Gu is a current Masters student at CSULB and is currently on the path in earning a Masters in Fine Arts. Gu is originally from Beijing, China and came overseas to the United States to further her education. Her hobbies include travelling and going to different museums in her free time.

With her art, she projected her art onto the walls and on an LED display. Most of the colors were black but that was for the simple art. But there were lots of gun drawings and figures of people in the exhibit. There was also red paintings to show crosshairs and to show attention. The art work also showed a projection of the shootings in America and in China and showing the differences between the two countries.

The art is about how Yujia wants to show how important how gun control is out of control in America and the weapon meant for protecting is hurting other people. Her mother told her to not leave for the United States because of all the gun violence in which that started her interest with gun violence. She wanted to show how the victims are being killed in a fast rate in America and how fast people buy guns for their “protection”.

Gu’s exhibit is very interesting and helped me understand the shooting problems in America. I hope more people visit the exhibit so they can understand what’s going on in the country. People need to learn about the problems in the country and be open to new things and solutions so that people won’t be killing each other. This exhibit made me want to talk to people about gun control and look towards a peaceful future.

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