Thursday, February 10, 2011

Date: Feb 15 - May 27, 2011
Location: Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College, Queens, NY

Organized in conjunction with Queens College's "Year of China," this retrospective of over 80 works reveals the inspiration for Mansheng Wang’s serene, contemplative creations, in relation to centuries-old Chinese art, uniquely interpreted by the artist in a modern idiom. It includes landscapes, botanical studies, iconic Buddhist imagery, and calligraphy.

From Taiyuan, a city in north central China, Wang was classically-trained at Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts but works in an individual style deeply informed by the artist-scholar tradition and art as a meditative practice. The exhibition explores the ways in which Buddhism and Chinese tradition have influenced Wang’s form and content, and shows how he transforms traditional subjects and conventions in personal interpretations that intersect with Western culture.

Wang realizes his delicately rendered, figurative art through a number of media, including ink and color on various papers, ceramics, and woodblock and other printing techniques.  Selected Chinese objects from the Museum's collections will contextualize the artist's sources and inspiration, along with objects from the artist’s personal archive of the calligraphy of various dynasties.

Go to Godwin-Ternbach Museum for more info.
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Written by Lovely

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