Exploring Chinese Art

The Vase Project at Trout Gallery

Barbara Diduk, The Vase Project

The Trout Gallery will host receptions for new two exhibitions, PULL LEFT_Not Always Right: Engaging Contemporary Artists in China and The Vase Project: Made in China – Landscape in Blue, by Barbara Diduk With Zhao Yu on Friday, Oct. 30, at 5 p.m. The Trout Gallery is located in the Weiss Center for the Arts, 240 West High Street.

PULL LEFT, which runs from Oct. 9 through Dec. 12, is a touring exhibition that highlights the work of young Chinese artists engaging in personal and conceptual projects that respond to a global environment. It includes work by more than a dozen Chinese artists and a variety of artistic approaches and styles, featuring paintings, drawing, photography, video mixed media and installation work. It will appear at several colleges and universities across the United States.

The Vase Project: Made in China – Landscape in Blue by Barbara Diduk With Zhao Yu, runs from Oct. 30 through Feb. 20. The exhibition presents 101 identically shaped and similarly painted porcelain vessels, which feature scenes of modern industrial landscapes in China. The ceramic vessels were created by hand at ceramics factories in Jingdezhenm, China, and painted by 101 painters from the same city who specialize in blue and white export ceramics. The purpose of the project is to consider the nature of artistic individualism within a heavily industrialized ceramics workplace.

Both events are free and open to the public. The Trout Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 717-245-1344.

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Published September 28, 2015