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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CENTERpiece Gallery opens Asian Contemporary...

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There is no doubt that Asia is Hot Hot Hot. With booming economies and close to a third of the worlds population this sleeping dragon is finally beginning to awake. Over the last 10 years Las Vegas has embraced our friends to the West by celebrating Chinese New Year at many of the resorts. The local Asian community has invested heavily in our city and have created a vibrant China Town along Spring Mountain. With this dynamism happening in our community and beyond it was a matter of time before the contemporary artistic talents of Asia would grace our shores.

CENTERpiece Gallery at City Center will be opening there latest exhibition Asian Contemporary on Thursday , April 21 at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

CENTERpiece is located at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Porte-cochere.
For more information please contact the gallery at 702-739-3314

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About the exhibition and artists provided by CENTERpiece Gallery...

In recent years, the Asian Contemporary art market has begun to break world auction records, rivaling those of western practitioners and has been instrumental in broadening the budding Eastern market. Chinese artists, specifically, have been instrumental in this market shift, exploring themes of history, landscape and the Cultural Revolution. Artists on view include conceptual photographers Hai Bo and Huang Yan; painter Zhang Xiaogang, whose portraits address personal identity against the backdrop of Chinese collectivism; and Wang Guangyi, a leader of the Political Pop movement.

Not far behind in market momentum, Korean artists have increasingly garnered international attention with their vibrant energy and hybrid mediums, continuing to influence cross-cultural interest. Collectively, they exhibit exceptional mastery in video, mixed media, performance, photography, and sculpture, ranging from hyper realism to pop art. Jooyun Kang exemplifies these trends through her immaculately painted surfaces combining beads, crystals, and sequins painstakingly applied to the canvas surface. The exhibition will feature painting, photography, and works on paper from a selection of the above artists also including Jin Soo Kim, Ye Tao, and Wei Yi from Fu Xin Gallery in Shanghai.

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