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About the Gallery
Tara Downs is dedicated to presenting developments in contemporary art for audiences worldwide. The gallery supports a roster of international artist at all stages in their careers, and hosts forward-thinking, multigenerational programming at its distinctive Broadway location. Beyond this, Tara Downs alsopromotes large-scale exhibitions, interdisciplinary projects, and collaborations by its artists in museums, biennials, and other exhibition platforms

About the presentation
Tara Downs will present recent paintings by the emerging Taiwanese, London-based artist Tsai Yun-Ju. Tsai, who graduated in 2022 from the Slade School of Art, creates what she calls “countless oppositions” through a choreography of mesmerizing colors and delicate lines. Her practice draws from her training in calligraphy and from traditional Chinese literature, particularly Cao Xueqin’s 18th-century Qing Dynasty novel Dream of the Red Chamber. Cao’s complex saga of an aristocratic family, in which the boundaries between reality and illusion are porous, finds parallels in Tsai’s oscillations between abstract mark-making and representational imagery, between micro and macrocosm.

Images

Yun-Ju Tsai, Icarus, 2023, oil on canvas, 47 1/4 × 63 in / 120 × 160 cm, courtesy of the artist and Tara Downs, New York.

Yun-Ju Tsai, Icarus, 2023, oil on canvas, 47 1/4 × 63 in / 120 × 160 cm, courtesy of the artist and Tara Downs, New York.