Purdue Galleries 8/28 Dong Yifang Preview

Aug 25, 2017

A meeting to prepare for the new exhibit "Dong Yifang: Painting Through a Century of Change in China."
Credit John Clare

Dong Yifang: Painting Through a Century of Change in China opens Monday, August 28 in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery at Stewart Center. It’s a new collaboration with Purdue Galleries, the School of Languages and Cultures at Purdue, and the community. The exhibit features ink paintings and sketches by Dong Yifang. It also has original art work of Dong’s teachers, colleagues, and students: Qin Zhongwen (1896-1974), Lu Yanshao (1909-1993), Song Wenzhi (1919-2000), Wei Tianlin (1898-1977), and Wang Yani (b. 1975).

WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Liz Erlewine and Alice Wang about this new exhibit, the opening on August 31st, and this exciting collaboration.

Dong Yifang: Painting Through a Century of Change in China runs August 28 through October 7 in Robert L. Ringel Gallery at Stewart Center. Learn more about it here.

John Clare was behind the scenes while the exhibit was being finalized and has this first look at the process:

(Music: excerpt of John Adam’s Chairman Dances)