Creating domestic environments from found objects, resin, latex, lights, and her unique expressionistic process of shattering and re-forming glass, artist Hu Bing’s site-specific installation ‘Shattered Debris, Sheer Transformation’ is now on display at the Flatiron Prow Art Space on the ground floor of the Flatiron Building. Collaborating with curator Cheryl McGinnis, Hu Bing continues her ongoing project combining previous works with new pieces created exclusively for the shape, changing light and multi-faceted perspectives offered by this distinctive transparent space. Her work literally breaks the medium as a metaphor for breaking with the violence and constraints she experienced under Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and subsequently her shock at the smashing of cars seen from her Brooklyn window when she first moved to Williamsburg in 1989. At that moment, instead of judging the destruction, she found her own voice, strength and power from the beauty and “drawing” she saw in the fragile fragmented lines of the windshield debris, which also freed her from art forms of Eastern traditions. Intoxicated with the physicality, danger, fear, brute force and adrenaline of the process itself, Hu Bing uses a hammer to reshape chaos into a language of empowerment.