Artist Tour | Wang Mansheng's Moonlight on Stones

65 E 80th Street, New York, 10075 4 June 2022
65 E 80th Street, New York, 10075 12:00 - 2:00 P.M.

We are pleased to host an exhibition tour led by artist Wang Mansheng this Saturday at noon. Please join us to know more about Wang's artistic practice and philosophical approaches of Chinese landscape painting history.

 

On view through 23rd July, "Moonlight on Stones” features 19 paintings selected from Wang’s “Night Mountain” and “Ancient Trees” series. These pieces, executed between 2008 and the present, are on display for the first time. Each work in the “Night Mountain” collection is inspired by a line from classical Chinese poetry. The relationship between text and image–a traditional scope–has been enacted in a novel way through the artist’s sensitivity and intellectual interests. The “Ancient Trees” collection represents his consideration of longevity and form. In intimate contact with the ecosystem of the Hudson River Valley, he makes brushes and ink out of local organic materials to paint objects found in the area while demonstrating his reflections on lines, shape and texture.