WFU art gallery introduces Chinese/American art exhibit

By Pam Barrett
Aug. 18, 2005

Wake Forest University's Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery will open its 2005-2006 season with "Misleading Trails," an exhibition of contemporary Chinese and American artists, and "Cold Fusion," a mixed-media presentation of Ethan Brock's recent work. Both exhibits will run from Aug. 22 through Oct. 2.

Vernon Fisher's "Man Cutting Globe," 1995, lithograph

"Misleading Trails," featured in the main gallery, is a collaborative effort by the exhibiting artists to foster communication and exchange among artists in China and the United States. Organized by the artists, China Art Archives and Warehouse in Beijing and Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, the exhibit features diverse themes and mediums. First exhibited in Beijing in 2004, the exhibit will travel throughout the United States through 2006. Featured artists include: Ai Weiwei, Xiaoze Xie, Hong Hao, Vernon Fisher, Enrique Chagoya, Dan Mills and Hai Bo.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Dan Mills, curator and exhibiting artist, will give a free lecture titled "'Misleading Trails' in Multiple Perspectives" at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in Room 102 of Scales Fine Arts Center.

"Cold Fusion," featured in the mezzanine gallery, is artist Ethan Brock's presentation of ordinary, overlooked materials, such as wax, tar, hay, soil and pigment, transformed through burning and rubbing techniques.

The exhibits and the lecture are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, call 336-758-5585.

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