Here There and Everywhere: The Art Of Collaboration
People: Part I   Biology

From Thinking Hands
Yu-Wen Wu • Taiwan/USA • Artist

Ping-Nan Hseuh • Taiwan • Calligrapher

Sam Ou • Taiwan/USA • Cellist

Dr. Julian Wu • USA • Neurosurgeon

For their collaboration, the visual artist Yu-Wen Wu combined her interest in the fluidity of water with the poetry of Sam Ou’s music, Ping-Nan Hseuh’s brush and ink calligraphy and images derived from MRI scans and other neuro-imaging techniques provided by Dr. Julian Wu into horizontal, scroll-like forms, hung from floor to ceiling.

“From Thinking Hands,” Wu writes, “is a collaboration addressing the interdisciplinary crossing of boundaries between art and science, East and West, the forces of nature and the forces of man.”

The Hampden and Central Galleries, University of Massachusetts •
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA • April 2011

Located on the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus, Hampden and Central Galleries’ mission is to facilitate cultural understanding through exhibitions and in-depth adjunct programming. The main focus is on new work by emerging artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, video and new media.