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Date: 01/07/2013

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Quarter Gallery Regis Center for Art (East)

Cost: Free

Description:

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An exhibition of paintings and media artworks by the Chinese artist Zhang Meng. Zhang’s work in traditional Chinese ink painting and new media explores the complexity of Chinese society, bridging historical traditions with new technologies.

Exhibition Dates
January 7 – 18, 2013

Public Reception
Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Location
Quarter Gallery
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Parking
Parking available nearby at the 21st Avenue ramp, hourly or event rates apply

Hours
Gallery hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Accessibility and Cost
The Quarter Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. Exhibitions and related public programs are free and open to the public.

Sponsorship
Sponsored by the Department of Art. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The US-China Cultural Media Group selected art works, coordinated communication, and provided translation services pro bono.

Exhibition Description
In his paintings and media artworks Zhang Meng explores contemporary Chinese society during a period of rapid change and the surrounding experiences of uncertainty, anxiety, happiness and reconciliation. From his personal perspective, Zhang Meng asks how have our lives been changed, influenced and redefined by digital technologies? Looking for clues from the past and future, Zhang’s work walks a fine line like the figures he depicts in virtual space, a monkey in a tree, and a hazy landscape.

Zhang Meng Biography
Zhang Meng completed his education at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. In his studio practice he specializes in digital video imaging (3D animation) and Chinese ink painting. He is currently the Dean of the School of Digital Media Arts at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. In 2010 and 2012 he served as the Chief Designer for the Digital Media exhibitions at the Tianjin Davos World Economic Forum. His works have been exhibited in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United States and are included in many private and museum collections.

Katherine E. Nash Gallery Mission
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts. We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community -- a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future. The Nash Gallery will play an indispensible role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff and the community. http://nash.umn.edu/

Department of Art Mission
The Department of Art provides an introduction to the practice of art for all students as well as immersive training for emerging artists. We promote creative expression and conceptual development through a broad range of art disciplines and practices. Initial experiences emphasizing traditional methods are supplemented at intermediate and advanced levels by experimental processes. We offer courses in painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and experimental media (EMA). Students pursue their work in our state of the art facilities, mentored by our faculty, all artists recognized in their fields. http://www.art.umn.edu/
 

Contact:

  • Name: Rachel Kirchgasler
  • E-mail: kirc0110@umn.edu
  • Phone: (612) 624-7900
  • Sponsored by: Art, Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Parking:

Parking is available in the 21st Avenue Ramp. Hourly or event rates will apply.

More information: http://nash.umn.edu

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Rachel Kirchgasler, Department of Art, kirc0110@umn.edu, (612) 624-7900.

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