Frontier Romance: Solo Exhibition by Yowshien Kuo
Frontier Romance is Yowshien Kuo’s first solo exhibition in Boston and his first solo exhibition located outside of the Midwest. Featuring six new paintings, this body of work represents a new direction for the artist in terms of scale and composition. Transitioning to larger canvas sizes, his figures loom larger than ever before, surrounded by fantastical landscapes and skyscapes that blend fiction and exaggerated reality. Simultaneously, Kuo’s paintings remain rooted in the artist’s deep familiarity with the American West and his Taiwanese heritage, employing motifs, costumes, tattoos, and iconography that blend his worlds to surrealist and unexpected means.
Curatorial Lead: Yutong Shi