Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: Rocks and Mountains in Recent Chinese Art

February 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
200 Barlow Road
Rosalinda Rodriguez
203-254-4000, ext. 4046

Join us for this special in-person gallery talk! Yao Wu, Jane Chace Carroll Curator of Asian Art at Smith College Museum of Art, will be in conversation with Ive Covaci, PhD about the artworks on view in ink/stone. This event will be held in the Walsh Gallery, located in the Quick Center for the Arts on Fairfield University’s campus.

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed.
  • For all Spring 2022 in-person events, all adult visitors and staff are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination and a valid ID.
  • Children under 12 are not currently required to be vaccinated to participate in any programs.
  • Proof of a negative Covid-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination.
  • A face mask or covering is required for all guests during indoor events, except in designated locations.

About ink/stone: This exhibition presents works by Chinese artists from the 20th and 21st centuries who engage with ink and stone as materials, subjects, and concepts. Employing a range of techniques and media, the artists make diverse points of contact with older Chinese artistic traditions. Some embrace the emphasis on ink brush strokes on paper or silk to render mountainous landscapes or rock forms; others incorporate media and styles usually associated with western painting: oil on canvas, or gouache and watercolor. Yet others use photography, industrial processes of fabrication, or create conceptual and performance art. The contemporary works are shown together with older stone objects such as Buddhist steles, a scholar’s rock, and inkstones, which provide historical touchpoints for the artists’ reinterpretations of these forms and media. The exhibition is curated by Ive Covaci, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Art History at Fairfield University.