Stride Arts held its opening reception for Xiangdong Chen’s exhibition on Wednesday, June 19thfrom 6 PM to 8 PM. The award-winning artist presented pieces from his most recent creative period as well as historic pieces that have brought him such acclaim.
More than 80 people attended visited the gallery, including host and model, Tatum Peacock, New York developer, Janna Bullock, Heather Field, Cultural Counselor of the Chinese Consulate General in New York, Liyan Li and Vice President of Newswire, Josh Cohen.
“I would really like to thank Angel Zhang, the president and founder of Stride Arts as well as her entire team for their hard work and support in my first ever solo art exhibition in New York City,” said Xiangdong Chen. “This exhibition features two kinds of artwork that I have created in the last two to three years: one is my water pen ink and the other is my porcelain collection. Through this work, I want to express my life experience, philosophy, belief and passion.”
Stride Arts gallery specializes in working with modern and contemporary artists, and presents some of today’s most notable and passionate emerging and established artists while offering a variety of ownership options and rental services for art aficionados.
Xiangdong Chen is recognized as the first artist to successfully infuse porcelain with painting. From clay selection to painting, glazing and kiln firing, to his skillful execution of the delicate dance between porcelain and painting, and his unique rendering of the symbols of Oriental culture with New York’s creative scene, Chen has created visually stunning works that showcase an unparalleled mastery of the process and materials.
“‘The Infusion of Ink and Clay’ exhibition is not only intended to highlight the trend and quality of contemporary art, but to also find inspiration that communicates the natural beauty of porcelain,” said Mr. Chen.
The exhibition presents close to 100works, comprised of both porcelain and ink paintings that invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the history of the material and modernity of design. These meticulously constructed sculptures comment on the intersection of humanity and nature. The solo show will remain on display until August 16, 2019.
About Xiangdong Chen
Contemporary artist Xiangdong Chen was born in Nantong, China in 1963, where he attended Nantong University – School of Fine Arts. After graduating from Nantong University in 1987, Chen moved on to continue his studies at the Print Program of Nanjing Academy, where he graduated in 1991. From 1989 to today, Chen has continued to refine his background in fine arts, making him one of the most prominent international Chinese print artists of our century.
Chen’s work can be found in numerous locations such as the National Art Museum of China, Jiangsu Museum of Art, Amerasia Bank, United Nations, Si Chuan Divine Printmaking Museum and Taiwan Tainan Museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, National Taiwan Normal University and Nanjing Arts Institute – to name a few. He is also a member of the China Artists Association, the China Association of Print Artist and the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA). He is the recipient of many awards for his work in China.
Stride Arts offers a multitude of services to artists and their art collectors. For artists, they provide a multifunctional platform with studio space, marketing, and business strategic advice, and promotion through unique and appealing programming. For collectors – personal, business and institutional, they will negotiate the sale of the work as well as providing rental services, where art aficionados of all types can benefit from their team of specialists who will curate work, available at affordable prices that can be regularly rotated.
Angel Zhang has a background as an investor in the arts and as a supporter of emerging artists. Angel is the Founder and CEO of a commercial, industrial and digital printer manufacturer in China that has offices across the country and internationally. She is a prolific collector and an investor in several galleries across China, where she helped several famous Chinese artists to establish their careers. Angel moved to New York City more than a decade ago and now splits her time between her homes in Manhattan and Long Island.
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