The Light Behind the Sun

Tuesday Mar 13, 2018

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514 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 766-9888
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Yuh Shioh • The Light Behind the Sun

Matthew Finley • Fragile

March 9–April 13

Gallery Reception: Saturday, March 31, 6–8 pm 

Richard Levy Gallery is pleased to present The Light Behind the Sun, an exhibition of paintings by Yuh-Shioh. Inspired by personal visions and concepts from ancient civilizations,  Yuh-Shioh creates ethereal compositions that are both deliberate and impulsive. 

Her interest in Shamanism and the spiritual realm leads Yuh-Shioh to paint atmospheric landscapes that are summoned from her experiences with nature. She uses large Sumi and Hake brushes to apply diluted acrylic paint to stretched raw canvas. Her confident shapes are painted with intention, while watery edges bleed spontaneously into the natural raw canvas surface.

Yuh-Shioh earned a BA in painting at Harvard University and an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City. She also attended Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 2013 she was the Artist-in-Residence at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. Yuh-Shioh currently lives and works in Mount Shasta, California.

In the project room the gallery presents Fragile, a selection of tintype photographs by Los Angeles–based artist Matthew Finley.  This series of conceptual portraits explores ideas of introversion in contemporary society. Matthew Finley’s work has been published in Fraction Magazine, Shots Magazine, and the journal Plates to Pixels. He won the Juror Award in the Visual Armistice 10th Annual Juried Showcase. 

Images for this exhibition can be found on our website High-resolution images are available on request. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @levygallery #yuhshioh #thelightbehindthesun #matthewfinley #fragile

Dates: March 9–April 13, 2018

Gallery Reception: Saturday, March 31, 6–8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm

Location: 514 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102  

Contact: 505.766.9888,,

Yuh-Shioh, Crystal Heart Temple Fountain, acrylic and aqua-oil on canvas, 52 x 44 inches

Gallery Reception: Saturday, March 31, 6–8 pm