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World-Famous Chinese Fingerprint Artist to Show in NYC
October 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
Agora Gallery is proud to announce that we will be opening a new space on the street level this October, reigning in a new, promising era of artist promotion. Don’t worry – we aren’t moving away! The first floor will be a gorgeous, spacious addition to our much-loved second floor gallery.
The first show in Agora Gallery’s new street-level space will feature the works of renowned Chinese fingerprint artist, Zhang Baohua. The opening reception, taking place October 16th from 6pm – 8pm will include a speech and live performance by the artist.
Though he has always been interested in art, Zhang Baohua was first inspired to create his revolutionary painting style in 1989 after observing his three dogs playing outside. “Each part of the dog is mostly oval-shaped,” he observed, “so why can’t I use my fingerprint to paint them?” Impossible to duplicate, this technique is concise, elegant, plain and sincere, utilizing just the fingers and palm. Nicknamed in China the “dog dealer,” Baohua is inspired by the loyal nature of dogs, encouraging viewers to contemplate their own loyalty, whether to country, friends, family, or love. His portfolio also includes flowers, landscapes, portraits, and other animals.
Zhang Baohua’s works have been publicized in over 900 newspapers, magazines, and television broadcasts around the world. He has toured the world as part of the Shandong Chinese Culture Promotion Society, visiting over 20 countries. Today, Baohua is a tenured professor of the China International Calligraphy and Painting Institute. His work is hung in a number of museums, including the Xinhua Painting and Calligraphy House.
The exhibition will be taking place on October 16th – 30th. The opening reception will be on October 16th from 6-8 PM, with a live performance and speech by the artist. There will be a second live demonstration on Saturday, October 25th at 2PM. See Baohua’s artwork and exhibition information here:http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Zhang_Baohua.aspx
Exhibition Dates: October 16, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Zhang_Baohua.aspx
About Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.