China Diaries

February 6 – March 22, 2015.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 5:30-8:00pm.

There is vitality in those moments in which these eleven artists identify: viewing the contemporary art movements in China. This group of young artists, with the exception of one, are MFA candidates of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts. They have infused their work with energy, and fresh zest as they saw life in that society, extracted from a profound experience in China during the summer of 2014. They were inspired to create new artistic vocabularies in their transition of “now”. They combine their new found wisdom as they grasp China’s old civilizations, combined with the energy of the new and the ‘emerging art forms’ that will transform the visual arts in ways that positively revalue ours, and their contributions to Contemporary Art in the United States.

Artists: Jessica Benzaquen, Gwendolyn Bibby, Mary Black, Samantha Carell, Yinan Dong, Nicholas Heyl, Sarah Jones, Jill Kelly, Bryan McFarlane, Adrian Poole and Anser Shaukat

Curated by Bryan McFarlane

Sponsored in part by The International Programs Office, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts


This entry was posted on January 3, 2015 by in Painting, Sculpture and tagged , , .

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