Upcoming Exhibitions in the Shain Library

Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room:

Zhang Hongtu: Van Gogh/Bodhidharma

February 15-April 15, 2018

This solo show features New York-based, internationally renowned Chinese artist Zhang Hongtu's new ink artworks. In the 1990s, Zhang began to examine the relationship between East and West, particularly the style of the Impressionists, in his landscape paintings done in oil on canvas. Lately he has begun to re-engage traditional Chinese ink painting on paper, which has led to his new series Van Gogh/Bodhidharma. Zhang (b. 1943), who just had his big retrospective exhibit in 2015-2016 at the Queens Museum in New York City, will collaborate with us on putting up this new show at Connecticut College.