Jinji Lake scenic area to see a new round of exhibitions
Several new exhibitions with different themes will be unfolded at Jinji Lakeshore shortly. Let’s check them out.
Accumulation!Print Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art Masters
To put it simply, this new exhibition hosted by Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum features an assembly of ten painters and a collection of their fifty works. Although these works are all woodblock paintings, they skillfully integrate with other artistic forms such as oil paintings, sculptures, installations and films due to respective backgrounds of these painters.
The exhibition uses the colors of hot pink and gray as its palette. The former comes from Taohuawu decorative posters featured in the exhibition hall, a long-established brand dating back hundreds of years ago often using hot red and pink to express happiness during the lunar new year. The cold color of gray is used to represent modernity, science and technology, reminding people of the boundless space and time. These two colors are combined in the exhibition to make it more meaningful and symbolic.
Time: until July 7
Venue: Jinji Lake Art Museum, on the second floor of Suzhou Culture and Arts Center
“Everlasting love of southern Yangtze”, an exhibition of selected paintings by Yao Gen
What is Jiangnan and Suzhou like in the eyes of a famous oil painter? Exhibits are good story-tellers. More than 200 paintings created by Suzhou native artist Yao Lang at different periods of his life are on display in this exhibition.
Yao’s works try to reveal the true meaning and value of life underlying the commonplace and common people around us. He depicts various scenes typical of the Yangtze River Delta including gardens, hills, bridges, rivers, white walls, black tiles, rural fields, old towns and streets. Audience can feel the master’s deep emotional attachment to his hometown from these drawings. In his depiction, Suzhou is both like an old man with long respectable past and a young lady with liveliness and gentleness.
From a boy to a man in his sixties, Yao Gen’s painting career has spanned half a century. He recorded lots of good memories in his works and this exhibition is a gift presented by him to viewers.
Time: until July 7
Venue: Hall D of Jinji Lake Art Museum, on the second floor of Suzhou Culture and Arts Center
“The journey of my art”, Jiang Zhusong’s painting exhibition
Part of the works created during the 80s of the last century would bring audiences back to that time.
Over thirty works put on show in the exhibition hall are divided into two parts, namely, early works and recent works. The former are the works created by this artist in his youth including some for practicing, and the latter are watercolor as a result of inspiration from daily life. These works indicate Mr. Jiang has good mastery of various painting skills and express his perspectives on art, art development, and life. People are attracted around these works to savor their unique style including their smooth outlines, plain colors as well as the painter’s praise of good life imbued throughout the works.
Time: until July 3 (closed on Monday)
Venue: Urban Art Lounge of SIP (Building 20 at Harmony Times Square, 268 Wangdun Rd.)
“VISAGE”， a solo exhibition
What would come into your mind when talking about “face”? This exhibition hall may provide a new answer if you come here to see this exhibition. Everyone has a face which is our sole identity and sometimes our passport to go into an entrance. Familiar or unfamiliar, numerous faces pass by us every day. We know about human history from knowing some familiar faces in history books, but is there a possibility that our own face will also go into a history book?
A solo exhibition of the works by Louisa Burnett-Hall, a French artist, will be held in QU ART MUSEUM（SIP）. Entitled VISAGE, the exhibition selects the best works created by Louisa Burnett-Hall during different periods of her career from the works dating back to her college days to those of past few years. Strolling along the exhibition hall to appreciate these works, audiences would be touched by the vast distance between the times embodied by different works as well as the paintress’s love for lives and praise of Mother Nature’s great reproductivity.
Time: until September 19
Venue: QU ART MUSEUM (on the second floor of Xingyuehui)
China pastel annual exhibition 2022
Nearly 70 pastels from across China are gathered at Suzhou Ming Gallery of Art for the 2022 annual exhibition. Artists from different regions or cities injected their own respective ideas into their works when they were creating them. Therefore, these works of different painting styles and flavors have not only complemented each other but also competed against each other in attracting viewers. Most paintings reflect their creators’ insights into the country and society, for example, many of them give great care and deep thoughts to the lives of people who have just experienced COVID-19 pandemic.
Time: until July 3
Venue: No. 1 and No.3 exhibition halls (Building 10, Phase 4 project of Ligongdi Causeway)
An exhibition entitled Irrelationship will be hosted at Iris Art Realm tomorrow. By means of plane painting, digital image, sculpture installation and other artistic forms, nine artists presented the five parts of “irrelationship” to the public, namely, early family education, life experience, emotional transmission, emotional confinement, release intimacy.
Ticket: RMB 65 yuan for adults and RMB 40 yuan for small children; RMB 90 yuan for one adult carrying one child; RMB 150 yuan for a family of three including parents and one child
Time: June 23 until September 19
Venue: Iris Art Realm (Building 17, Phase 4 project of Ligongdi Causeway)