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Mayor Walsh presents 'Foresight and Unpredictability' exhibition at City Hall

July 5, 2016

Mayor's Office

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The exhibition is currently on display in the 5th Floor Mayor's Gallery.

BOSTON - Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City of Boston Office of Arts & Culture today announced "Foresight and Unpredictability", an exhibition of drawings by Xiaowei Chen, is available for viewing at Boston City Hall. The exhibition is currently on display in the 5th Floor Mayor's Gallery at Boston City Hall, where it will remain until August 5, 2016.

"I am pleased to welcome Xiaowei's exhibition to City Hall," said Mayor Walsh. "I am proud we are able to display a local artist's work, showcasing the City's talented art community for residents and visitors to enjoy."

Chen's work includes video, drawing and painting. She explores natural environments, natural disasters, human thought and the interconnectivity between the three. Her current focus is large-scale drawings.

"Drawing takes me to the depths of subconsciousness and resurfacing with images which are often more abstract than the motifs that I choose to use," said artist Xiaowei Chen. "I found this way of art making exhilarating because it allows both foresight and unpredictability."

Chen holds a degree from the Institute of Graphic Communication in Beijing. Her recent exhibitions include solo shows at the TLGUTS Gallery in Lynn and the artSPACE@16 in Malden. She has previously served as a guest lecturer at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

About the Galleries at Boston City Hall

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