Above: Green Blue Mountain by Xiaohong Zhang
February 17 - March 21, 2014
Associate Professor of Art
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Across the Divide presents the work of eighteen Chinese artists who are currently teaching studio art in universities across the United States. This exhibition provides an opportunity to examine the shared experience of Chinese artists entangled with individual endeavors negotiating their cultural roots, while pursuing professional artistic careers in the U.S. Most of them have a complex relationship with China, which has embarked on one of the most dramatic social and economic transformations witnessed in recent history.
The artists in this exhibition received their graduate training in art in the United States and they all hold teaching positions in art programs across the country. Drawing on their disparate experiences of living in both the United States and China, these artists are involved in cross-disciplinary experiments in visual arts as they create their own interpretations of the impact of globalization.
This exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Brick City Gallery at Missouri State University and the Department of Art at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.