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Moonlight on Stones Opens at Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
May 20, 2022
Wang Mansheng (born 1962), Diary of Travels West of Changchun Zhenren, ink and color on cardboard
Moonlight on Stones | Wang Mansheng 王满晟
Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
May 20-July 23, 2022
Opening reception Friday, May 20, 6-8pm
Curated by Dr. Chao Ling
Fu Qiumeng Fine Art presents Moonlight on Stones, the gallery’s first solo exhibition devoted to the Asian-American landscape artist Wang Mansheng. Wang uses self-invented organic painting materials, in addition to conventional ones, to explore contemporary forms of landscape and finds enchanting and enlightening visual structures to embody his perception of nature.
Moonlight on Stones features 19 paintings selected from Wang’s Night Mountain and Ancient Trees series. These artworks, executed between 2008 and the present, are on display for the first time. Each work in the Night Mountain collection is inspired by a line from classical Chinese poetry. The relationship between text and image–a traditional scope–has been enacted in a novel way through the artist’s sensitivity and intellectual interests. The Ancient Trees collection represents his consideration of longevity and form. In intimate contact with the ecosystem of the Hudson River Valley, he makes brushes and ink out of local organic materials to paint objects found in the area while demonstrating his reflections on lines, shape and texture.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Chao Ling, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong. An exhibition catalog will be published, in which his introductory essay will be included.
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