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Chinese Landscape Duets of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney features contemporary landscapes by Arnold Chang (Chinese-American, b. 1954) and Michael Cherney (American, b. 1969), including solo and collaborative works that are profoundly rooted in the aesthetic tradition of Chinese painting. Respectively employing both painting and photography to create artistic dialogues, the combined operations of Chang (the painter) and Cherney (the photographer) turn their creative processes into artistic improvisations. Their collaboration breaks the barriers of cultural and geographical constraints; both artists were born in New York, where Chang still resides, and Cherney lives in Beijing. A common denominator of the two artists’ works is an emphasis on the harmony of abstract and natural rhythms; when their respective art forms are combined, the rhythms of brush and ink echo the rhythms of nature from which the brushwork is derived.

Cherney’s photography presents China’s sublime natural beauty, imbued with an evocative quality. His poetic vision and “painterly” style is inspired by the art of Chinese painting. Cherney’s photographic excerpts are the first stage for Chang’s composition. Whether they are crystalline structures of mountains, intriguing patterns of rock textures, or velvety masses of vegetation, the enlarged photo excerpts draw our attention to microscopic detail and arouse an awareness of the rhythms of nature.

Chang’s keen interest is in the abstract art of Chinese literati painting and its associated brush-and-ink (bimo) techniques. His creative pursuit can be compared to the act of imitation (fang) practiced by the traditional Chinese artists, which depends upon mastery of the ancient methods. 

The Chang-Cherney dialogue also ingeniously reveals the creative tensions between the different media and various kinds of visual and mental experiences. In this exhibition, direct experience is combined with the transforming power of memory and intuition. No matter whether the fusion is harmonious or dissonant, seamless or hard-edged, the viewer is invited to engage with the active interplay of time, space, medium, and concept.

 

 

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
OH 44106 Cleveland
United states
216-421-7350
http://www.clevelandart.org/events/exhibitions/chinese-...

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Exhibitions Cleveland Museum of Art Main address: Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard OH 44106 Cleveland, United states Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Boulevard OH 44106 Cleveland, United states Chinese Landscape Duets of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney features contemporary landscapes by Arnold Chang (Chinese-American, b. 1954) and Michael Cherney (American, b. 1969), including solo and collaborative works that are profoundly rooted in the aesthetic tradition of Chinese painting. Respectively employing both painting and photography to create artistic dialogues, the combined operations of Chang (the painter) and Cherney (the photographer) turn their creative processes into artistic improvisations. Their collaboration breaks the barriers of cultural and geographical constraints; both artists were born in New York, where Chang still resides, and Cherney lives in Beijing. A common denominator of the two artists’ works is an emphasis on the harmony of abstract and natural rhythms; when their respective art forms are combined, the rhythms of brush and ink echo the rhythms of nature from which the brushwork is derived.

Cherney’s photography presents China’s sublime natural beauty, imbued with an evocative quality. His poetic vision and “painterly” style is inspired by the art of Chinese painting. Cherney’s photographic excerpts are the first stage for Chang’s composition. Whether they are crystalline structures of mountains, intriguing patterns of rock textures, or velvety masses of vegetation, the enlarged photo excerpts draw our attention to microscopic detail and arouse an awareness of the rhythms of nature.

Chang’s keen interest is in the abstract art of Chinese literati painting and its associated brush-and-ink (bimo) techniques. His creative pursuit can be compared to the act of imitation (fang) practiced by the traditional Chinese artists, which depends upon mastery of the ancient methods. 

The Chang-Cherney dialogue also ingeniously reveals the creative tensions between the different media and various kinds of visual and mental experiences. In this exhibition, direct experience is combined with the transforming power of memory and intuition. No matter whether the fusion is harmonious or dissonant, seamless or hard-edged, the viewer is invited to engage with the active interplay of time, space, medium, and concept.

 

 
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