The Millitzer Gallery is pleased to present Pacific Rose, an exhibition of new works by Cole Lu.
Pacific Rose acts as nonsense literature, which creates meaning out of form with an anarchic potential by making fun of language, presents a challenge to the power visual language has to name, know, and own the world. It is a parody of sense, and that is the sense of it. The installation presents a space that does not distinguish between an ocean, a shore, a pool, or a gallery. Rather, it is a borderland that is outside or beyond language and definition–a space of creative potential. The sculptural works detail an alien’s identity–as both queer and migrant–with a significant geographical feature: water in the dryland.