Hung Liu - Questions from the Sky

Hung Liu – Questions from the Sky

The second installment of Hung Liu’s touring solo museum shows opened last week at the San Jose Museum of Art. According to the SJMA “This exhibition showcases surprising new, intimate work by Liu. She contemplates the cycles of life, death, and memory in an installation of three videos titled Black Rain, Candle, and Between Sky and Earth (2013). The videos are based on snapshots made daily with her iPhone over the course of the year following her mother’s death. These simple images of burning candles; fallen birds and deer; Buddha’s hand citrus fruit; and cloud formations poetically reflect Liu’s contemplative state of mind.