Yan Pei-Ming

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Tang Reaches for the Stars   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Wang Du, Yang Jiechang, Yan Pei-Ming, Huang Yong Ping, Shen Yuan, Chen Zhan at Tang Contemporary Art Beijing March 26th, 2011 - May 14th, 2011
Posted 5/2/11
It may seem contrary, but I can’t ignore how new or renovated art spaces affect the way works are shown and received as well as how they represent a gallery’s plans and priorities. Any conclusions must remain highly speculative, but in the choices made and priorities focused upon as manifest in physical spaces, we can perhaps gain some insight into the nature of a gallery. Tang Contemporary originally opened their Beijing space in 2006 and have occupied their site with a series of large-scale... [more]
The Big Portrait   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Yan Pei-Ming at San Francisco Art Institute - Walter and McBean Galleries February 20th, 2009 - May 23rd, 2009
Posted 4/16/09
        Entering the Walter and McBean Galleries at the San Francisco Art Institute, one is greeted by Yan Pei-Ming’s (2009), a small, semi-precious looking charcoal drawing of investment scandal celebrity Bernie Madoff. It is an unexpected introduction to an exhibition of monumental paintings by a world-renown artist. Soon enough, Life Souvenir (2008), a series of four giant grayscale oil paintings (98.5 x 78.75 inches) appear, each portraying a member of the United States armed forces.... [more]
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