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Celia Langford’s research project “Resonance” opens in the Art Building

RESONANCE: The Ink Paintings of Zhang Bo

MAAS student Celia Langford‘s research project on gallery design is culminating the show, “Resonance: The Ink Paintings of Zhang Bo.” Join us for a festive opening on Monday, May 6th at 2:00pm with tea and snacks, or come by another day to enjoy a quiet moment in the gallery.

Opening Reception: May 6th, 2:00pm
Gallery Open: May 6th – 9th, 11:00am to 5:00pm
Art Building Graduate Student Gallery, Room 315

This exhibition is the culmination of a research project on gallery design by Celia Langford, MA in Asian Studies at University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, class of ‘24. She is thrilled to present the ink work of contemporary artist Zhang Bo, a Chinese-born oil painter who experimented with traditional Chinese ink painting during his time in the United States in the 1980s and 90s. He produced as a result this striking set of “hybrid” East-West style works in traditional Chinese media.

Zhang’s brushwork brims with dynamic energy, demonstrating what the earliest Chinese standards of painting would call, “spirit-resonance.” His works span a wide range of subject matter and technique, and are rewarding of imaginative viewing. For this reason, the exhibit is designed without any one interpretation in mind; there are no labels. You are warmly invited to explore, peruse, and tease out exciting possibilities. In what many and sundry ways may these pieces “resonate” – within themselves – with one another – with the larger reality each of us brings in from the world beyond this gallery…?

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