You’re invited to the opening reception!
Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm
Simon Ma: Heart.Water.Ink
The spirit of the horse inspires this exhibition. In Chinese, the name Ma means horse and the year 2014 marks the Chinese year of the horse. Internationally renowned as a 21st century inheritor of the ancient traditions, Simon Ma looks up to the experience of the Chinese Master Xu Beihong and follows in his footsteps by creating an exhibition that unites the past and the present. The main masterpiece of the show is the large-scale sculpture “Ren Ma” (Benevolent Horse). Heart • Water • Ink features more than 70 artworks including Ma’s paintings, freehand brushwork, Chinese ink hybrids, graffiti art, Chinese calligraphy sculptures, dimensional stroke and lacquer paintings, 3-D art video, projections, Murano glass, and large-scale dragon and horse sculptures.
Leonel Matheu: Crossroads of the Dystopia
With a masterful use of the synthetic graphic design language, Leonel Matheu builds a personal, yet universal, iconography that interweaves intimate fables of our daily existence. Spirituality, technology, passion, solitude, dreams, chimeras and deceptions are at the core of this thoughtful body of work. Featuring works that range from pencil and ink drawings to oil on canvas, video and installations, Crossroads of the Dystopia is Matheu’s first mid-career museum survey. Curated by Janet Batet, the exhibition features over twenty years of work, providing a comprehensive overview of Matheu’s most distinctive imagery.
In addition to Saturday’s opening reception, we invite you to Meet the artist: July 14, 2014 5pm to 7pm
Stop by for a lecture and tour of Simon Ma: Heart-Water-Ink with the artist himself!
Free and open to the public.