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Lecture: Rocks and Mountains in Recent Chinese Art

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Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts

200 Barlow Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

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Join Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art, in conversation with Ive Covaci, PhD.

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Join us for this special in-person gallery talk! Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art,will be in conversation with Ive Covaci, PhD about the artworks on view in ink/stone. This event will be held in the Walsh Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts on Fairfield University's campus.

This event is co-sponsored by the Art History & Visual Culture Program, Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

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  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff will be asked to show proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • A well-fitting face mask (KN95, KF94, or N95 recommended) is required for all guests during indoor events.

About ink/stone: This exhibition presents works by Chinese artists from the 20th and 21st centuries who engage with ink and stone as materials, subjects, and concepts. Employing a range of techniques and media, the artists make diverse points of contact with older Chinese artistic traditions. Some embrace the emphasis on ink brush strokes on paper or silk to render mountainous landscapes or rock forms; others incorporate media and styles usually associated with western painting: oil on canvas, or gouache and watercolor. Yet others use photography, industrial processes of fabrication, or create conceptual and performance art. The contemporary works are shown together with older stone objects such as Buddhist steles, a scholar’s rock, and inkstones, which provide historical touchpoints for the artists’ reinterpretations of these forms and media. The exhibition is curated by Ive Covaci, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Art History at Fairfield University.

Image: Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong 张洪) (American, b. 1954), Searching for Solitude in the Mountains,2002, handscroll, ink on paper. Lent by Jane and Leopold Swergold© Arnold Chang

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Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts

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The museum is open to the public starting September 18th, but in accordance with the University's Covid-19 protocols and the Town of Fairfield recommendations, all visitors are asked to wear face masks while on campus and in the museum and gallery spaces. Please check the museum website before visiting as Covid-19 protocols are subject to change.

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As always, all of our free and virtual programming will be live streaming on the www.thequicklive.com!

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