Thursday, January 24, 2008

Gu Xiong ~ February 2

Featuring Chinese Canadian Artist Gu Xiong's

Photo: "Enjoy Depend On Yourself" ~ Gu Xiong

San Juan Community Theatre
Saturday February 2, 2008
2:30 to 3:00 ~ Tea and Coffee with the artist
3:00 to 4:30 ~ Lecture to be followed by Q & A

Photo: Gu Xiong, Diane Farris Gallery

"In my recent work I am addressing the question of cultural identity and, in the process, a new synthesis is emerging in my own individual practice of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, video, photography, digital imagery, text, performance art and installation works." ~ Gu Xiong

The documentary film, The Yellow Pear: The Story of Gu Xiong was broadcast on the History Channel in March of 2001 and can be pre-viewed at the San Juan Public Library and Friday Harbor High School. Diane Farris Gallery tells us about the film; "Filmmaker Audrey Mehler offers a rich and moving tapestry of artwork, interviews and archival footage in this provocative film about the human cost of exile and the determination of an artist to tell his truth."

link to: Gu Xiong's Biography, Diane Farris Gallery
link to: Gu Xiong's Artist's Statement, Diane Farris Gallery
link to: The Yellow Pear, Diane Farris Gallery

This event is sponsored by
Visual Arts Museum of the San Juans

The lecture is free. Donations are welcome.

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