An ongoing exhibition of 57 works by Guangdong artist Wenzhi Zhang at the Yueyi Art Museum in Foshan features the 7,000-year-old craft of Chinese lacquer.
People pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Wenzhi Zhang’s lacquer works on display at the Yueyi Art Museum. [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
The “Daqi as Medium: Wenzhi Zhang’s Lacquer Works Exhibition” kicked off at the museum on August 11 and will run through the 25th of this month. The artworks were created by Zhang between 2011 and 2018, including lacquer paintings, furniture and jewelry cases.
Wenzhi Zhang has committed herself to the research, creation and promotion of lacquer painting for dozens of years. Her works embody a respect and profound understanding of the heritage and art of lacquer works.
Lu Xiaokun, founder of Art Canton [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Ye Xiangming, curator of Lingnan Museum of Fine Art [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Archaeological discoveries suggest that the use of lacquerware in China started as early as in the Neolithic Age 7,500 years ago. People initially used lacquer as a glue to repair and protect the surface of objects. Screens decorated with lacquer only began to appear in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220) before becoming commonplace, according to China Daily reports.
The opening ceremony for the exhibition included founder of Art Canton Lu Xiaokun, curator of Lingnan Museum of Fine Art Ye Xiangming, chief curator of Art Canton and renowned art critic Wu Shaoning, director of Nanhai Art Institute Liang Guorong, founder of Foshan Yueyi Art Museum Feng Xiaobao, and other people art collection and education circles.
Zhang will also attend the 2019 Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair which will be held between December 6 and 9 at Hall 5 of the Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition and Trade Center.
Wu Shaoning, chief curator of Art Canton and renowned art critic [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Feng Xiaobao, founder of Foshan Yueyi Art Museum [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Guangdong artist Wenzhi Zhang [Photo provided to Newsgd.com]
Daqi as Medium: Wenzhi Zhang’s lacquer works exhibition
Period: August 11-25, 2019
Venue: Yueyi Art Museum (悦艺美术馆)
Add.: 7/F, Block B, Building No. 5, Nanhai Tian An Cyber Park, No. 1 Jianping Road, Guicheng, Nanhai District, Foshan (佛山市南海区桂城简平路一号南海天安数码城五栋B座7楼A)
Author: Monica Liu