shu and joe

XWhyZ

Published on March 19, 2006

Normally I wouldn’t get into an unmarked cab, but we were nearly due to meet a friend at the opening of Dongcheng’s new gallery space, XWhyZ, so Shu and I agreed to a 10 kuai flat-fee and headed to the 2-storey building off Nanmencang Hutong. XWhyZ joins the mere handful of galleries located inside the 2nd ring road, and, based on the work on display, it will certainly add some welcomed visual stimuli to the Chaonei’borhood.

The inaugural show featured the work of Tim McEvenue – sensitive portraits of corpulent men, some alone, some in groups, all on the edge of something tragic. Here are a couple of images. The first features Tim, whose cufflinks, I must say, were a nice touch:

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