Dan Xu: River Songs
Dan Xu, originally from China, paints the landscapes around her new home in Saint John using a process that has remained largely unchanged in the hundreds of years since the Tang Dynasty. And yet, she is still learning and perfecting it every day, drawing inspiration from the Saint John River Valley and the Bay of Fundy. Dan Xu creates her New Brunswick landscapes using inks, washes, and a finely tapered brush on handmade paper. From her artistic vision, and shaped by her Chinese brush painting technique, our familiar province becomes beautifully new and unknown. Her re-imagined, scenic New Brunswick surprises and delights us with a newcomer artist’s perspective on her new home province.