Sunday, December 6, 2009

Artist Hung Liu, Sundown of the Last Dynasty, at the Michael Berger Art Gallery, Pittsburgh PA South Side

Artist Hung Liu, Sundown of the Last Dynasty
Pittsburgh PA, South Side.

There's an amazing art exhibit there! Lithographs, etchings, ink on paper, tapestries, archival digital prints and more. And yes, digital prints can be archival despite what bizarre assumptions people hold, including the grinch who accosted me during Unblurred last Friday.

It opened December 5th, 2009. I'm not sure how long it runs but I'll check.

30 South Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203
Phone Number 412-441-4282

Hours are Wed Sat Noon to Five

From the website:

Michael Berger Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition by internationally known artist Hung Liu. The exhibition features mainly two new bodies of work: Jacquard tapestries and a series of prints, Music of the Great Earth Variations, each created in collaboration with Magnolia Editions, a fine art print studio in Oakland, California.

Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China in 1948. She attended Beijing Teachers College in 1975 and studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Hung Liu immigrated to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego, where she received her MFA.

She has exhibited work at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. Her works are part of the collections of the National Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.