Francesca Wilmott

  • Cathy Lu, Nüwa’s Hands, 2022, ceramic, gold luster, steel cable, 101 × 84 × 10".

    Cathy Lu

    “Interior Garden,” Cathy Lu’s exhibition here, offers a temporary respite from the empty promises of the American dream. Nestled on the third floor of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel—a Brutalist monolith that borders the city’s Chinatown—Lu’s project is aptly served by the location. Four interconnected installations, all developed over the past two years, hug a corridor of floor-to-ceiling windows. The artist based each sculptural arrangement on elements commonly found in traditional Chinese gardens: rocks, waterfalls, ponds, and borrowed scenery. Together, Lu’s works demonstrate