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Chinese-American artist Shanye Huang grew up in the autonomous Guangxi Zhuang region of southwest China ; where the Vietnamese border and rugged terrain have made it a frontier of Chinese civilization for over two thousand years. Populated by sixteen ethnic minorities, the area is known for vibrant folk arts, embroidery, love songs and poetry, that all endure as significant parts of everyday life.
Huang’s bold, vibrant paintings, abundant in detail and extravagant in color, emanate from deeply ingrained Zhuang musical traditions and move forward strongly within the forms of contemporary abstraction and off-the-canvas painting installations. Using Chinese calligraphic forms merged with English words and set into colorfield-like canvases layered with folkloric symbols, Huang sets forth images that move viewers directly to his experience of East meeting West, yin and yang.
The exhibition Beyond Boundaries offers a unique change to experience a contemporary, cross-cultural perspective on traditions little known outside of China. Be sure to save time to explore his monumental painting Tapestry of Dreams.