Talley Dunn Gallery: Xiaoze Xie opens Oct. 25

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Chinese Library No. 69, 2019, Oil on linen, 48h x 74w in,
image courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery
Xiaoze Xie
Xiaoze Xie: New Paintings and Photographs
October 25 – December 1, 2019 Opening Reception
Friday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artists Remarks at 6:30 pm
Xiaoze Xie: New Paintings and Photographs consists of seven paintings and eight photographs that continue the artist’s formal investigation of historic books, a prominent interest in Xie’s work that has persisted over twenty years. Xie’s artworks preserve material remnants of our histories, reminding us of what has transgressed and immortalizing manuscripts and their contents to stress their continued relevance. Amidst our heated political climate and the near-relentless stream of information we receive through screens, Xie’s captivating paintings and photographs give us pause to stand still and reflect.

Xiaoze Xie received his Master of Fine Art degrees from the Central Academy of Arts and Design in Beijing and from the University of North Texas. Xie is now the Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art at Stanford University. Xie has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, with one-person exhibitions at the Asia Society, New York; Denver Art Museum; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Knoxville Museum of Art; Modern Chinese Art Foundation, Ghent, Belgium; and the China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Shu: Reinventing Books in Contemporary Chinese Art at the China Institute Gallery in New York and Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the traveling exhibition Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US.

Xie’s work has been acquired by many major institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Boise Art Museum, Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College and the Arizona State University Art Museum. Among other honors, Xie has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2013) and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2003). Xie splits time between Beijing, China and Palo Alto, California.