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Exhibition Detail
An Ode to Discernment
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

December 15th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
December 15th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
© Courtesy of Eli Klein Fine Art
Mon-Sat 10-6

Eli Klein Fine Art is pleased to present An Ode to Discernment, featuring artists Cui Xiuwen, Gao Rong, Liu Bolin, Liu Zhuoquan, Shen Shaomin, and Zhang Dali. The works from this dynamic group of artists require a need for participation and contemplation from the viewer in order for each work to be fully appreciated. Independently, the works urge the viewer to inwardly explore the complex realms of visually-spurred discernment and in doing so to catalyze a dialogue to be explored throughout the gallery.

An Ode to Discernment offers divergent perspectives with an increasing degree of spectator engagement required in order for each work to achieve its heightened-order of realization. While imparting common attitudes toward societal and consumerist trends, this group of Chinese artists contemporaneously tests the patience and awareness of their spectators.

Using varied expressive channels of spiritual exaltation, illusory composition, and captured tales of omission, the provocative works expose the rich dialectical relationships that visually suggestive artwork initiates when at its full potential.

From a puzzling labyrinth to embroidered nostalgia, An Ode to Discernment envelops the viewer both viscerally and cerebrally, providing more than a mere aesthetic stimulus.  The viewer is challenged to extend one’s analytical and emotional faculties far beyond the visual.

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