Alumna's art displayed in PC Gallery

    UCSD alumna and artist Ginger Che has had her work on display in the Price Center Gallery A and B since Jan. 16, and will remain there until Feb. 13.

    An opening ceremony was held this past week on Jan. 17 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. where spectators and art lovers gathered to esteem the works of Che, who earned her bachelor of arts degree with honors in visual arts from UCSD in 2002.

    Che allowed her personal autobiographical works to be displayed for the public’s enjoyment. She is one of the many artists who have participated in Art Coordinator Sharmila Ray’s art program, which, according to Ray, aims to “”expose [the] students, faculty and public to art in its many different forms and styles.””

    Che refrains from expressing herself in one definitive medium of artwork because she primarily views herself as a painter. The works of art on display in Price Center Gallery contain a varied assortment of pictures communicating the themes of multiculturalism, spirituality and female sexuality.

    To further augment the emotions symbolized in the paintings on display, Che incorporates unusual materials into her works: Rice, shells, kelp, sand glass, matches, paint, beads, feathers, twigs and miniature models can all be found on the canvas. Che justifies her technique by saying that art should not be restrained to being stationary.

    “”Light changes the work representing the fact that nothing stands still,”” Che said. “”Not even art.””

    Behind the changing images of Che’s work is the artist herself, who has gone through a fair amount of alterations in her lifetime as well. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1970, Che moved to Germany at the age of eight with her mother and little brother. Spending the majority of her youth in Bremen, Germany, Che eventually moved to San Diego in 1992, where she later attended Mesa College to earn her associate of arts in fine arts. She then went on to attend UCSD.

    Drawing upon her dreams, meditations and memories of the past as sources of inspiration for her artwork, Che creates images that attempt to illustrate her personal feelings and philosophies.

    “”Che refuses to adapt to one sole category for her expression,”” Ray said of Che’s different styles.

    The exhibit is open to the public. Che’s artwork will be up until Feb. 13, when a new exhibit will be presented.

    “”We cordially invite you to view the works of Ginger Che, an alumni of UCSD, and to support the thriving UCSD art movement,”” Ray said.

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