Opening Reception of Art Exhibition: Kindness, Blessing, and Perfection
Opening: Sat August 6th 2-5pm
Kindness, Blessing, and Perfection - Traditional Chinese Paintings by JIANGANG SU
Exhibition: Aug 8 - 19, 2022, M – F 10 – 5, Tue until 8pm
The title of the exhibition 戩穀罄宜 (jian gu qing yi) comes from Confucius’ Book of Songs. Its meaning is perfection and blessing.
Following the 2021 exhibition Everlasting Joy – Painting, Calligraphy and Seal Carving by Jiangang Su, Lipont Gallery presents Kindness, Blessing, and Perfection - Traditional Chinese Paintings by Jiangang Su in 2022. Through this new body of work, artist Jiangang Su has carried out a series of themed creations based on the native birds of Greater Vancouver area, such as Common Yellowthroat, Dark-Eyed Junco, and Canadian Goose. The essence of the works perfectly combines the realistic modeling from nature and the artist's ingenuity. His brushwork is refined, upright, and firm, and his composition and colouring are elegant, simple, and intriguing. It reflects the artist's profound knowledge of traditional Chinese painting and his in-depth observation of life and artistic innovation. The works not only are highly ornamental, but also echo the spiritual trajectory of the times, and have humanistic value and collection value.
In addition to Su’s paintings and calligraphy, this exhibition also introduces the aesthetic concept of the elegance of a traditional Chinese scholar’s study. Su’s handmade writing instruments and desk accessories such as a handwritten lacquer inkstone screen, qin inscriptions, inkstone inscriptions, and rubbings will be on display in the exhibition, which truly demonstrate the artist's pursuit of life aesthetics, interest, and profound meanings.
The exhibition opens on Saturday August 6, 2022, from 2pm to 5pm at Lipont Gallery, 4211 No. 3 Road Richmond, BC.
The exhibition opens from August 8th to 19th 2022, Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm (until 8pm on Tuesdays).