27 Sep ‑ 1 Nov 2019 (weekdays) 10am ‑ 6:30pm (8 hours 30 minutes)
28 Sep ‑ 2 Nov 2019 (every Sat) 10am ‑ 6pm (8 hours)
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Hanart TZ Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Wei Dong’s solo exhibition “The Crossroads”, taking place on 27 September 2019. The exhibition will run through 2 November.

The seductiveness of Wei Dong’s paintings is laid bare on the face of the canvas, as though any allegory or symbolic reference exists simply for satisfying the artist’s passion for images. Wei Dong draws his references from classical art and things of everyday life; when he was a young man his passion was for Chinese old masters, but since emigrating to the United States two decades ago, he has developed a love of western classical oil painting and its iconography. Wei Dong’s landscape paintings of recent years are both a tribute to 10th century Chinese shan-shui (‘mountain-and-water’) painters, and a contemporary departure; it is perhaps more accurate to say these are western landscapes painted from the perspective of shan-shui.