Ahead of the Curve
New china from China
The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: 2014.10.11-11.30
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery: 2014.12.13-2015.3.1
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: 2015.3.14-6.1
twocities is honored to announce that we have been asked by The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, and The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery to help curate and coordinate a Chinese Contemporary Glass and Ceramics Exhibition in the UK. This exhibition is partly funded by the England Arts Council and will begin in mid-October traveling between these 3 museums. We are very excited about this exhibition as it will elevate the international exposure of our talented artists and further establish Chinese contemporary glass and ceramics art on the world stage. Artists who have been invited to participate include:
Chen Guanghui, Huang Chunmao, Jiang Yanze, Kang Qing, Li Jianshen, Peng Zanbin, Shao Changzong, Wan Liya, Wang Ping, Wang Xiao, Wu Hao, Xu Hongbo, Yao Jiliang, Zhang Jingjing, Zhao Lantao
Guan Donghai, Han Xi, Wang Qin, Xue Lv, Zhuang Xiaowei
Red Walls & White Snow
on the lacquer painting of Bai Xiao Hua—The Forbidden City and Snow series
At the 10th National Juried Art Exhibition awards ceremony in October 2004, I saw a lacquer piece of the Forbidden City. The painting was a section of the Wu Men gate tower. The depth of the building was flattened and the two-dimensional, geometric divisions of horizontal and vertical lines, emphasized. Even though the painting didn’t depict the grandeur of the palace, the solemnity of the Imperial Garden was nonetheless impressive. The red walls and white snow made everything look to be in perfect harmony, which greatly enhanced the beauty of the snow scene. That piece was the winner of the Silver Prize and was painted by a young lacquer artist named Bai Xiao Hua. It was called, “Wu Men Snow”.
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Within every city, two cities simultaneously emerge. The first represents all that is good and right and desirable; the second city everything that we long to see changed.
The twocities art gallery seeks to help build the first city, through art and events that champion beauty, commitment, thoughtfulness and community. As one of the few galleries in China specializing in contemporary handcrafted art, twocities represents Chinese artists pioneering in modern glass, ceramics, jewelry and lacquer. We are dedicated to providing a platform for contemporary craft artists to engage in international dialogue.
Other events include lectures, film showings and concerts showcasing musicians from a variety of musical genres. In keeping with twocities gallery’s desire to build “the good city ” we work to promote events which highlight beauty, thoughtfulness and innovation in artistic expression and in the city we inhabit.