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Warehouse Gallery opening reception
Artists Deng Guo Yuan and Elisabeth Meyer will be present.
This winter, the Warehouse Gallery will highlight ink brush paintings by Tianjin-based Chinese artist Deng Guo Yuan. His work reveals the tradition of Chinese landscape painting and a profound knowledge of modern and international contemporary aesthetics. The film “Deng Guo Yuan” (2010) by French filmmaker Pierre Creton, to be presented in the Warehouse Gallery’s vault, meticulously documents the creation of
one of Deng’s ink paintings in his Tianjin studio. Widely exhibited in China and Europe, this will be the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. The show originated at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum (Tianjin, China), and then
traveled in modified form to the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, to the Provenance Center (New London, Conn.) and to its last venue, the Warehouse Gallery, for which Deng will create additional site-specific works.
The Window Projects at the Warehouse Gallery features an installation by Elisabeth Meyer consisting of organic forms embroidered onto an organza fabric. The overall patterning evokes an association with ocean waves and a net. The transparent quality of the organza background allows the viewer to see through the piece that is hanging from the ceiling covering the entire window front. The work addresses the issue of displacement through traveling. Meyer, who is based in Ithaca, developed the concept for this exhibition while at a residency in Iceland, traveled to India to oversee the production of the embroidery and created the work on site in Syracuse.
Contact Person: Anja Chavez