Qigu Jiang: Ink Portraits and Calligraphy, March 2–24 at the Bannister Gallery

Opening Reception: March 02, 2017 5–8:00PM

Qigu Jiang’s studio practice is an expression of figurative abstraction that draws on the political and social experiences of his life. This Chinese artist immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 to pursue art making that would be less restrictive.

Jiang explores a level of expression that speaks volumes about the sometimes painful experience that comes from living a life that questions cultural and political freedom. His monumental works on paper evoke a world that crosses boundaries and engages the viewer in a dialogue about transculturalism and its societal transformations, in a renewed, postmodern discourse.
This show is curated by Ye-Feng Wang, assistant professor of art, Rhode Island College.
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