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Dream Moon—An Exhibition of 101 Paintings on Silk Round Funs is grandly held

Pubdate:2015-06-13

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Curator Chan Laiwa takes a photo with Josh Z.Yu at the opening ceremony

 

Dream Moon—An Exhibition of 101 Paintings on Silk Round Funs is grandly held in China Red Sandalwood Museum on June 13. Chan Laiwa, Curator of China Red Sandalwood Museum, Chi Chungsui, Director of Beijing Red Sandalwood Cultural Foundation, Xing Bing, a well-known Chinese artist, Xue Yunda, Chairman of Shangba Culture Group attends the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony is hosted by Prof. Cong Zhiyuan—Chairman of the America’s Association of Chinese Art Professors. 

      

Josh.Z Yu is born in Shanghai and has been working in the SCAD—the largest art and design college of the U.S since 1993.The paintings of round funs in this exhibition are the new works of his spare time in recent three years, and the theme of his paintings fully expresses his focus on the combination of reality and dream. The 101 round funs mix various expression methods together and every single work contains at least two or three styles, presenting a new appearance to the audience. Yu introduces the origin of the name “Dream Moon”: Looking at the bright moon overhead, it is a simple circle and lonely individual that hiding infinite mystery and full of endless loneliness, and I hope to combine the two factors together. Yu tells the journalist that he always begins to paint in the late night when moonlight shines on the groundaiming at creating a quiet shelter for the his soul and making art accompany with his heart. “I am used to watching the moon and being lost in thought, sleeplessly” says Yu.                                                   

 

The contents of Yu’s works on the round funs are mountain, rivers, flowers and birds. When asked why he takes the silk round funs as the noumenon of paintings, Yu indicates that the small round funs mix the painter’s the joy and sorrow. The painter’s hope or disappointment can be shown through the works. The invisible emotions of the painter are hidden among the different colors and the light-hearted status of his can last until the works is completed.         

 

In his address, Mr. Chi Chungsui indicates that Yu is a close friend to Chan Laiwa and him for more than ten years. They have cooperated successfully for many times in promoting traditional Chinese culture and cultural communication between China and the western world.in the past years, Yu devotes himself in the communication between China and the western world and publicizing the different art concepts of both sides. The East and West Gallery that founded by him not only promotes the international influence of Chinese culture, but also accelerates the art communication and cooperation between the domestic and abroad. In addition, Yu founds the “Josh.Z Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship” in the SCAD to encourage the foreign students to study and understand traditional Chinese culture. It is a perfect combination of the two traditional Chinese handicrafts for that the exhibition is held in China Red Sandalwood Museum. The visitors can enjoy the beautiful painting exhibition as well as the profoundness and extensiveness of traditional Chinese culture.                

 

At the scene of the opening ceremony, the Chairman of Shangba Culture Group Xun Yunda indicates that Yu’s painting exhibition opens a window for the modern communication of traditional Chinese culture. Thorough the painting communication and interaction, he thinks that the deposits and connotations of traditional Chinese culture will be carrying forward further, and the communication and cooperation of many fields such as economy, culture and society of China and western world will be promoted further as well.        

 

It is reported the exhibition is jointly sponsored by China Red Sandalwood Museum and Shanghai Hanhong Gallery. Ten days later after this exhibition, it will move to Shanghai for a second round exhibition.

 

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Chi Chungsui, Director of Beijing Red Sandalwood Culture Foundation, gives an address at the opening ceremony 

 

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The well-known Chinese artist Xu Bing makes a speech at the opening ceremony  

 

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The Chairman of Shangba Culture Group Xue Yunda makes a speech

 

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Josh.Z Yu delivers an speech at the opening ceremony 

 

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Chan Laiwa presents the guests embroidery of the year of goat   

 

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Chan Lwaiwa chats with Josh Z. Yu at the exhibition 

 

 

Related linksA brief introduction of Josh Z. Yu

 

Josh Yu was born in Shanghai, China. He graduated from Shanghai medical school. In the middle 1980s, Mr. Josh Yu was invited as a Chinese visiting artist to participate a cultural exchange program between the U.S. and China. Since 1993, Josh has been working at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he earned a terminal degree in studio art. In more than 20 years of work at SCAD, Mr. Yu has been a gallery manager, professor, chairman of the painting department, studio director, director of special projects in the office of the president. He also owns East-West Gallery for promoting art and culture.

 

Since coming to America, Josh Yu has had 24 solo exhibitions and attended more than 60 group exhibitions at galleries and museums around world. In 1998, Mr. Yu had a solo installation “Beyond Image,” in China National Art Gallery in Beijing and Sichuan Fine Art Gallery in Sichuan, China. In 1999, Mr. Yu’s “Tao of Bamboo” installation was presented the Gold Award by The Forte Cup 20th Century Asian Pacific Art Competition at the University of George Washington in Washington, DC. In 2002, his traveling cataloged exhibition “Riding the Wind” showed in the Rawls Museum of Arts, Courtland, VA, USA; Alexander Gallery, Savannah GA, USA; Zhu Qizhan Museum of Art, Shanghai, China; Haw Par Exhibition Hall, Singapore; and  UCF Gallery, the University of Central Florida, FL, USA. In 2007, “Following the Heart”, a cataloged show was exhibited at Fu Da Gallery in Shanghai Institute of Oil Painting and Sculpture in China and in Singapore. In 2011, “Burning Wood Seeking Rain,” a cataloged show was exhibited in 99 Art Center, Shanghai University, Fine Art College, China. In 2012, “Josh Yu’s 25 Years Retrospective: Transformation,” organized by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by Georgia Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, showed at S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in Savannah, GA for a month.

 

Mr. Yu has been an active artist, professor, and lecturer at many universities in China and the U.S., he has also judged many national art competitions. About 20 years ago, he established the Josh Yu Chinese Painting Scholarship for encouraging students to learn Chinese art at SCAD.

 

 

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