[PAST EVENT] Lecture - The Sun Is Not So Central: by photographer Michael Cherney

Thursday, November 7th 2013
6pm - 7pm
Andrews Hall, Room 201
605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Having grown up in New York and now based in Beijing, Michael Cherney, photographer, calligrapher and book artist, combines photography with classical ink painting, viewing present day environment and landscape in China through the lens of art history.
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Having grown up in New York and now based in Beijing, Michael Cherney has been living and working in China for 20 years under his Chinese name Qiu Mai (Autumn Wheat). A successful photographer, calligrapher and book artist, he works with the great sophistication that draws on the subtleties of China's most scholarly and esoteric traditions. His works have been collected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Asian Art (the first photographic works ever to enter the collection of that department). The lecture will present an overview of his artistic process and recent works. The art combines photography with the subject matter, aesthetics, materials and formats traditionally associated with classical Chinese painting, which allows for viewing the present day environment and landscape in China through the lens of art history.

In addition to the presentation, the artist will guide the audience through viewing several handscrolls, albums and other works of his most recent creation.

Co-sponsored by W&M Confucius Institute and the Department of Art & Art History.
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Prof. Xin WU, Department of Art & Art History
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