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What is Leah Ke Yi Zhengs work about? It feels like the wrong question to ask, yet it feels more unjust to leave it in an ambiguous aesthetic limbo that is susceptible to taste.
It is a peculiar task to describe Leon Xus work. Perhaps it is easier to start with what it is not doing. These are not paintings of crowds or figures, but of experiences that feel too blurry to be near, too close to be realtoo real to be vicarious. They dont appear as much as they linger, declare as much as they hum. These are pictures of nothing, in particular.
Curated by Hiromi Kinoshita and Gabrielle Niu, Oneness: Nature & Connectivity in Chinese Art features the work of four contemporary Chinese artists installed in conjunction with a selection of historical treasures from the museums collection.
The height was my height, I thought. I carefully considered the wooden structure that carved out the center opening. Small pieces of ink drawings were tucked in one corner or another, hunching and gleaming. Monsters grimace like cautionary road signs.