Exhibition Dates: January 10 – February 9, 2013
Subject Verb Object is Shanghai-based artist Wang Xieda‘s first at the gallery. Xieda has spent the past 20 years studying the history of Chinese written language, specifically focusing on Chinese calligraphy of the fourth century, a period in which the brush came to be used for writing as an alternative to carving characters into wood, bamboo, or stone. Chinese writing evolved through the development of pictographs (which depicted objects) or ideographs (which represented abstract notions); the cast bronze and paper pulp sculptures from the artist’s series Sages’ Sayings derive from these ancient forms.
During the reception on January 10th, James Cohan Gallery will host an intimate conversation wtih Wang Xieda, interviewed by Dr. Agnes Hsu, a long-time International Expert to UNESCO on arts and culture and the host of History Channel Asia’s new series “Mysteries of China.” This event will take place from 6:15 to 7:00PM. Free and open to the public.
Cut Torn Folded Ripped is an exhibition of rare early works on paper by Sol LeWitt spanning 1967 to 1979. Works on view are selected from what are known as “$100 Drawings,” a body of work that encompasses more than 900 pieces of manipulated paper, photographs, maps and newspapers. The exhibition was organized in collaboration wtih Jason Rulnick.
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001