Dongyi Wu's work blends the boundaries between sculpture, jewelry, fashion design, and conceptual installation, and her influences include the subconscious, psychology, and surrealism. In a provided statement, she says that she seeks to "express the anxiety concealed by daily life by exploring people's dreams." Wu earned her undergraduate degree at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology before attending Rochester Institute of Technology's master's program in Metals and Jewelry Design. Since graduating she's continued as a studio resident at RIT and has exhibited her work internationally. "Wandering in a Deep Deep Dream," presented this week at Gallery r, is Wu's first solo exhibition in the U.S., and will include recent sculpture, installation, and wearable designs.
An opening reception will be held on First Friday, February 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., the show continues through February 18 at Gallery r (100 College Avenue). Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 256-3312; galleryr.rit.edu.