Friday, January 29, 2016

Michael Chow aka Zhou Yinghua: Voice for My Father at The Warhol, from February 13.


Via ArtAsiaPacific.

Shanghai-born restauranteur and actor Michael Chow will hold the first US exhibition of his Michael Chow aka Zhou Yinghua: Voice for My Father at The Andy Warhol Museum, from February 13. The museum provides a synopsis:
Michael Chow aka Zhou Yinghua: Voice for My Father, first exhibited at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China, is Michael Chow’s first solo exhibition in the U.S. The exhibition features three main bodies of work, which include new paintings completed expressly for The Warhol show, vintage photographs of the artist’s father Zhou Xinfang—a grand master of the Beijing Opera—and a collection of portraits of Chow painted by his contemporaries, such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Ed Ruscha. The new canvases are dramatic and expressionistic large-scale works that bring together an array of varied materials, such as household paint and precious metals. The dense layers and complexity of materials create paintings that have rich tactile surfaces, evoking a sculptural feel. This exhibition was conceived as a homage to the artist’s father, and it is thought of as a return to the creative voice embodied for the artist by his father.
The Warhol is located at 117 Sandusky St. on the Northside (map). It's open every day but Monday, and adult admission is $20.

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