Montclair, New Jersey -- Fifty scrolls from eight leading Chinese artists will be presented at Montclair State's George Segal Gallery in an exhibition entitled The Enduring Art of China running from March 4 through April 9.
The eight artists featured in the show -- CHEN Lusheng, CONG Zhiyuan, FANG Chuxiong, Ll Xiaoke, Ll Yang, SUN Yumin, and WANG Huangsheng -- are nationally recognized painters from mainland China that represent current developments in ink painting, professional painting, and folk art painting. The works cover six types of traditional painting: calligraphic ink painting, figurative ink painting, figurative color painting, ink landscapes, color landscapes, and bird and flower painting.
The scrolls showcase current renditions in traditional Chinese materials -- ink, brush, and rice paper. Zhiyuan Cong, Professor of Art, William Paterson University, and Teresa Rodriguez, Director of the George Segal Gallery co-curated the exhibit.
"For more than 2000 years, Chinese painting has been continuously developing and perfecting its own philosophy of art, its aesthetic principles, its techniques of expression and its materials, giving rise to a unique art form, most resilient and with the longest continuous history," says Cong. "The purpose of this exhibition is to introduce Chinese culture and art to the Western audience. It is, in this sense, an exhibition of today's Chinese painting."
On Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m., Zhiyuan Cong will moderate a symposium featuring The Enduring Art of China artists discussing their work, including CHEN Lusheng (National Art Museum of China); FANG Chuxiong (Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts); Ll Yang and WANG Huangsheng (both of Central Academy of Fine Arts) and others.
The Enduring Art of China is presented as part of the ongoing Chinese Festival of the Arts and Humanities which continues through April 25. For a complete schedule of events, visit Chinese Festival.
The George Segal Gallery is located behind the Alexander Kasser Theater on the 4th level of the Red Hawk Parking Deck.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information or directions please call the Gallery (973) 655-3382 or visit their Web site.
Released: March 3, 2010