Thursday October 12 Chambers

Chambers Fine Art

6–8pm | Special Viewing

Yang Jiechang: The Whip

The artist’s second exhibition at Chambers Fine Art. Although Yang continues to explore a wide range of forms and media including painting, collage, installation, performance and sculpture, calligraphy has always been a primary concern. He has spoken of it as “a means to cultivate myself, to improve my human qualities” rather than as a continuation or development of traditional approaches. The calligraphies exhibited reveal the extraordinary vigor of his brushwork whether referring to Buddhist iconography or conveying simple messages in English. In contrast is a monumental triptych of a landscape executed in a meticulous style that originates in another manner of traditional Chinese painting. Inspired by Bocccaccio’s Decameron, Yang’s Tale of the 11th Day series contains unexpected elements that intrude upon the peaceable environment evoked in earlier Chinese paintings. Through October 17.
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Above: Yang Jiechang, The Steps of the Great Yu (Yu Bu), 1999, Ink and acrylic on Xuan paper, mounted on canvas, 75 in x 37 in (190 x 95 cm)