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AWNY Preview Part II: Outstanding Chinese Gallery Shows Coming in March


Top L-R: Large Vietnamese Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Horses, Birds, and Deer, 15th-16th c., Vietnam, H: 43 cm, Zetterquist Galleries; Sun Kehong (1532-1610), Auspicious Scholar Rocks, handscroll, ink and color on paper, 11 1/4 x 108 ¾ in., Fu Qiumeng Fine Art; Lui Shou-Kwan, Zen Painting 1970, A70-19, 1970, Chinese ink & color on paper, 151.5 x 82.5 cm, Alisan Fine Arts. Bottom L-R: Lai Fong, Women from Amoy, 1870s, albumen silver print, Loewentheil Collection of Chinese Photography; Fine and Rare Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Piggyback Boys, Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722, H: 9 ¼ in., Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.; Kelly Wang, Brush Rest, 2023, newspaper and mixed media, 75.5 x 25 x 39 in., INKStudio; A Chinese Cizhou-ware Ceramic Pillow with Double-phoenix Décor, North Song period, 11th-early 12th c., 45 x 33 x 28 cm, Kaikodo LLC

Below is Part II of our Asia Week New York previews with seven of our renown AWNY dealers gearing up to exhibit exceptional Chinese works of art for next month’s Asia Week New York!

Alisan Fine Arts
Lui Shou-Kwan: Shifting Landscapes
and Landscape as Metaphor: Contemporary Voices
February 27–April 27, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5-8pm
120 East 65th Street

For their inaugural exhibits during Asia Week New York, Alisan Fine Arts shines a light on the work of Lui Shou-Kwan presenting transformative works from the artist’s career that bridged tradition and modernity while also sparking new dialogue in the international art community. And in conversation with Lui Shou-Kwan’s show in the gallery’s adjacent space will be Landscape as Metaphor: Contemporary Voices, a group exhibition of contemporary artists who interpret the subject of landscape in their own distinctive way.

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.
Spring Exhibition of Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art
March 14–22, 2024
16 East 52nd Street, Suite 1002

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. will showcase a fine collection of Chinese porcelain and works of art, including a rare Chinese Famille Verte porcelain titled Piggyback Boys, from the Kangxi Period (1662-1722).

Fu Qiumeng Fine Art
Literati and Rocks Amidst Verdant Bloom
March 14–April 13, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5-8pm
65 East 80th Street, Ground Floor

Fu Qiumeng Fine Art proudly unveils their 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. By bringing together artists who exemplify the pinnacle of literati taste in Chinese brushwork, such as Ruan Ji and Sun Kehong, with contemporary artists such as Arnold Chang and Zhang Xiaoli, this exhibition bridges past and present celebrating the rich lineage of Asian art.

Kelly Wang and Ren Light Pan: New Material Practices in INK Art
March 14–22, 2024

Kelly Wang (b. 1992) and Ren Light Pan (b. 1990) are two emerging New York-based women artists who are redefining the material practices of Ink art. In one of her featured paintings, Brush Rest, Wang uses newspaper twisted into strands and sculpted into two-dimensional and three-dimensional landscape forms to transform the normally passive, absorbent ground of ink art—namely, paper—into an active, material inquiry into human society and nature. In contrast, Ren Light Pan, in her Sleep series paintings, uses the heat of her body and the physical, material properties of ink and water—namely, diffusion, absorption and evaporation—to indexically record her physical body in its sleeping state.

Kaikodo LLC
A Discovery of Dragons
March 14–April 18, 2024
Online Only

Kaikodo’s Asia Week New York online exhibition will showcase a Chinese Cizhou-ware Ceramic Pillow with Double-phoenix Décor, a breathtaking example of a technique for producing ceramic decoration perfected by Cizhou potters during the 11th century of the Song dynasty in northern China.

The Loewentheil Photography of China Collection
Dragon Women: Early Photographs of China
March 14–22, 2024
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5-9pm
10 W. 18th Street, 7th Floor

Dragon Women: Early Photographs of China will offer a rare occasion to view some of the earliest photographs of Chinese women, most taken in the 1860s and 1870s. The exhibition explores women’s place in society in the final decades of imperial China, as well as the representation of Chinese women in photography, exposing female attitudes toward the camera in the late Qing dynasty.

Zettterquist Galleries
Chinese and Vietnamese Ceramics
March 14–22, 2024
3 East 66th Street, Suite 2B

Zetterquist Galleries is delighted to present an exhibition of Chinese and Vietnamese Ceramics, all sourced from American and Japanese collections. The Chinese pieces range in date from the Tang through Ming Dynasty with many fine and excellent works. Most of the Vietnamese selections come from the collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles, whose extraordinary collection of Chinese ceramics sold at the gallery last Spring. Representing Northern Vietnamese kilns from the Ly Dynasty (1009-1225) through the Le Dynasty (1428-1788), this scholarly collection includes wares of varied techniques, forms and functions. Their exhibition catalog is now available to view online.