Rhythm of time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York

The New York Gallery of Chinese Art is pleased to present “Rhythm of Time”, an exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Printmaking and the debut exhibition of four generations of Chinese contemporary printmaking in New York. The exhibition opens on October 27th, 2018, during the festive New York Global Print Fair weekend.

China's contemporary printmaking generally traced back to the New Woodcuts advocated by Lu Xun in the 1930s, when an ancient art form invented in Eastern Han Dynasty (AD25-220) was transformed into a powerful and effective social movement vehicle. Famous printmaking artist Mr. Dai Daquan points out, the first generation of Chinese new prints are the pioneers who "seek subjective expression by subverting objective reproduction, converting the fate of reproduction to the new birth of creation." The second generation of Chinese new prints, as represented by Mr. Song Wenyuan and Mr. Guang Jun “has widened the expressiveness of prints, deepened the individuality of the woodblock prints, and extended the expressive dimension of the print language, thus expanding the contradiction between the humanity of the artists and the physical properties of the materials into a more profound speculative arena." The third generation of Chinese new printmakers, represented by Dai Daquan and Su Xinping, is the backbone of a group of contemporary Chinese printmakers. They are not restricted by the means of expression, but, rather, focus on the aesthetic tastes; not limited by the established types of prints, but, rather, put more emphasis on personal expressions. Their works lead the direction of development of Chinese contemporary prints.

“Rhythm of Time” exhibition invited 40 outstanding Chinese printmakers and masters and more than 70 artworks. Most of them have won China national and regional printmaking exhibition awards, and many are gold medal winners at national exhibitions. Among them are the third-generation Chinese printmakers led by Dai Daquan, many emerging new talents, and a few fourth generation of Chinese contemporary printmakers.

This exhibition is jointly organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and New York Gallery of Chinese Art, sponsored by Art Gallery of Jiangsu Center for Performing arts, China, received support and funding from Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation of China and Mr. Ip- Wing Kong of New York.


Rhythm of time:

Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York


Gallery Business Hours: Wed-Sat: 10am-5:00pm, Sun: 11am-6pm

Opening Reception: 10.27.2018, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: New York Gallery of Chinese Art

91a Allen Street, NYC, NY

Lecture and Demonstration:

Present Situation and Thinking of contemporary Chinese Printmaking, by Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy

Printmaking Demonstration by Xu Qi, Professor, Art Academy of Chongqing University

Date: Tuesday, 2:30pm-4:30pm, 10.30.2018

Location: #143 Printmaking Studio, Power Art Center, William Paterson University

25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470

Printmaking Workshop:

Reduction Woodcut & Water Color Woodblock by Delegation of Chinese Printmakers

Date: Tuesday, 6:00pm-8:30pm, 10.30.2018

Location: #143 Printmaking Studio, Power Art Center, William Paterson University

25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470

For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu, or visit web www.wpunj.edu/ccart. You also can call New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873or email info@nygcart.com, or visit web www.nygcart.com .

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