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Fu Qiumeng Fine Art


The Mountains Show and Hide: Color in the Landscape Paintings of Arnold Chang

April 25 – June 22, 2024
Rotations: April 25–May 25 & May 28–June 22
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25 from 5-8pm

We are delighted to present The Mountains Show and Hide: Color in the Landscape Paintings of Arnold Chang, the first solo exhibition of Arnold Chang (張洪) in New York since 1996. While Chang in his fifty-year career as an artist has painted ink landscapes in the traditional Chinese literati manner, this exhibition, showcasing Chang’s landscape paintings of the past ten years, marks his newly developed approach of seamlessly integrating color into his personal vision of landscape. The exhibition is curated by Joy Xiao Chen, Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles and the former Sylvan C. Coleman and Pam Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Department of Asian Art from 2021 to 2023 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

In contrast to most classical Chinese literati paintings, where color was often an afterthought that followed the forms realized through ink lines and washes, Chang treats ink lines and flat color washes as separate components. In this new series as featured in Autumn Landscape (2023.02) and Landscape (2023.11), he utilizes the juxtaposition of blocks of colors to differentiate the faces of bulbous, multi-faceted mountain forms. With a purposeful blend of trees and plants that guides the viewer’s eye, the audience is invited into a trek across uncertainty, excitement, and meditation all conveyed through a juxtaposition of color patterns combined with the artist’s signature mode of subtle brushwork that resonates with the old masters. Here, color works in tandem with ink to create majestic peaks that resonate harmoniously but somewhat independently of each other. It is a creative and original approach that has evolved naturally out of Chang’s deepening knowledge of color in Chinese art history and his mature understanding of aesthetic principles, traditional and modern, Chinese and western. With the incorporation of color into landscape painting, Chang further challenges and helps to redefine Chinese art in the contemporary era.

There will be two rotations throughout the exhibition run with the first one on view from April 25th through May 25th, and the second one on view from May 28th through June 22nd, 2024. An insightful artist’s dialogue with the exhibition curator followed by the artist’s demonstration is planned for May 26th, 2024, and the other conversation with Xian Fang, the former Head of Sales and Vice President in Classical Chinese Paintings Department at Sotheby’s New York, who has been working with Chang for over a decade, about the history of the classical Chinese paintings market in New York, will take place on June 16th, 2024. Further details will be posted soon.

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Literati and Rocks Amidst Verdant Bloom

March 14 – April 13, 2024

We proudly unveil our  Asia Week New York exhibition, Literati and Rocks Amidst Verdant Bloom, a meticulously curated selection of classical and contemporary works that embodies the soul of Asian artistry.

Highlights include Ruan Ji’s Poems in Running Script by Dong Qichang (1555-1636) and Scholar Rocks by Sun Kehong (1532-1610), which exemplify the pinnacle of literati taste in Chinese brushwork. Works by Wang Fu’an (1879-1960), C. C. Wang (1907-2003), and Wang Fangyu (1913-1997) further illuminate this rich lineage.

Bridging past and present, the exhibition showcases contemporary artists who carry the torch. Arnold Chang (b. 1954) offers his latest breathtaking boneless landscape, while Michael Cherney (b. 1969) presents his powerful bilingual work that resonates with audiences navigating cultural intersections. Zhang Xiaoli (b. 1989) and Yau Wing Fung (b. 1990) contribute pieces that connect with younger generations, bridging the generational gap.

Additional established artists include Hisao Hanafusa (b. 1937), Fung Ming Chip (b. 1951), Wang Mansheng (b. 1962), and Tai Xiangzhou (b. 1968), ensuring a diverse and enriching experience.

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