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Emotions and Landscapes: An Exhibit of Yihong Zhou Opening
June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us as we welcome our new summer exhibit, Emotions and Landscapes: An Exhibit on the Paintings of Yihong Zhou, on Saturday, June 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at SDCHM’s Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension (328 J St.).
Guests will enjoy wine and cheese prepared by Chef Tress Balch of Happy Sushi, while being the first to view the museum’s newest exhibit.
We are proud to host this unique and fascinating exhibit from June 23 to August 11.
About the exhibit:
Emotions and Landscapes: An Exhibit on the Paintings of Yihong Zhou features the work of Zhou, a contemporary Chinese painter whose primary focus is portraiture. Classically trained, Zhou studied at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, earning his Bachelor of Arts from the Faculty of Oil Painting in 1983. Rejecting the portraiture trends set by his contemporaries, Zhou sought to follow his own path in creating his own unique style. Rather than confining himself within the bounds of any single technique, Zhou instead gained inspiration from his subjects and their setting, allowing them to dictate his brushwork. The result is work replete with expressive strokes that truly capture the essence of the moment. Accordingly, his portraits provide a glimpse into the daily life of Chinese citizens from the last few decades, portraying moment of time captured expertly in the fast-paced and ever-changing environment of modern day China.