San Francisco, CA USA
Wednesday, January 6, 2010–Saturday, January 30, 2010
Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Xiaoze Xie.
This first exhibition by Xiaoze Xie at Gallery Paule Anglim announces his move to the Bay Area, and his new position as Professor of Art at Stanford University.
Xiaoze Xie’s oil paintings bring together serene qualities of traditional still-life painting and photography. His Gallery Paule Anglim exhibition focuses on a subject addressed by the artist in prior shows: depictions of books or archives on library shelves. From photography (his own) he applies a limited depth of field (where the plane of focus is limited to the edges, the spines of the books) and cropping, where a cut selection of the scene is visible. From the long tradition of still-life painting he employs a rich and selected palette to represent the books, which take on a nearly symbolic role. Printed pages represent ideas and beliefs/ ideologies and belief systems.
The artist immigrated from the People’s Republic of China in 1992, where he was born and studied art and architecture. He has MFA degrees from Beijing and North Texas University, and taught at Bucknell University before assuming his post at Stanford. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and distinguished private collections.