Calendar of Events

Jan
20
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Opening Night Conversation: ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre)
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a special event to celebrate the dual opening of ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II. Ive Covaci, PhD, curator of ink/stone, will briefly introduce the exhibition, followed by a (filmed) interview between Jo Yarrington, professor of Studio Art at Fairfield University, and Chinese artists He Jiang Cheng, Luo Biwu and Zuo Zhengyao.

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

  • In person in the Kelley Theatre located in the Quick Center for the Arts
  • Streaming via thequicklive.com

For those attending in person, an opening reception will follow at 6 p.m. with refreshments in the Quick Center lobby. Click here to register for the opening reception.

Please note:

  • 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 brushstrokes 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.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington travelled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

Both exhibitions will be on view in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts from January 21-March 5, 2022!

Fairfield University Art Museum – Opening Reception: ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Quick Center for the Arts)
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 20 to celebrate the dual opening of ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING! Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. This reception is both free and open to the public.

To register for the opening conversation, click here.

Please note:

  • 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 brushstrokes 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.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington travelled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

 

Both exhibitions will be on view in the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts from January 21-March 5, 2022!

Feb
8
Tue
Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: Rocks and Mountains in Recent Chinese Art @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Feb
10
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Virtual Art in Focus: Luo Biwu, Parts, 2015, silkscreen print @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Next up in our Art in Focus series is Luo Biwu’s 2015 screenprint, Parts. Stop into the Walsh Gallery in the Quick Center for the Arts Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to view this print in person in the exhibition SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II, and then join the virtual conversation!

This event is virtual only. If you are interested in the in-person Art in Focus event on Thursday, February 17, register here!

SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

Feb
17
Thu
Fairfield University Art Museum – Art in Focus: Luo Biwu, Parts, 2015, silkscreen print @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Walsh Gallery)
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us in the Walsh Gallery at 11 a.m. on February 17 for some close looking and conversation about Luo Biwu’s screenprint Parts, on view as a part of  SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II!

Please note:

  • This event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed. If you are interested in the virtual Art in Focus event on Thursday, February 10, register here!
  • 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 SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.

Feb
22
Tue
Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: Reconsidering the Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art Practices @ Fairfield University Art Museum (Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre)
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, Director at the Asia Society Museum in New York City, will present a lecture entitled “Reconsidering the Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art Practices,” inspired by the two exhibitions of Chinese contemporary art on view in the Walsh Gallery: ink/stone and SEEING IS BELIEVING: Crossings and Transpositions, Part II (January 21-March 5, 2022).

We invite you to join the conversation via the following options:

  • In person in the Kelley Theater, located in the Quick Center for the Arts
  • Streaming via thequicklive.com

Please note:

  • 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.

About SEEING IS BELIEVING: CROSSINGS AND TRANSPOSITIONS, PART II: This exhibition, organized by Professor of Studio Art Jo Yarrington, features work by five contemporary Chinese artists: He Jiancheng, Xiao Yao Ning, Luo Biwu, Zuo Zeng Yao and Zhang Zeng Min. Yarrington traveled to China in 2019 with four other American artists, where they presented Part I of this international exchange.