Eli Klein Fine Art is pleased to present An Ode to Discernment, featuring artists Cui Xiuwen, Gao
Rong, Liu Bolin, Liu Zhuoquan, Shen Shaomin, and Zhang Dali. The works from this dynamic
group of artists require a need for participation and contemplation from the viewer in order for
each work to be fully appreciated. Independently, the works urge the viewer to inwardly
explore the complex realms of visually-spurred discernment and in doing so to catalyze a
dialogue to be explored throughout the gallery.
An Ode to Discernment offers divergent perspectives with an increasing degree of spectator
engagement required in order for each work to achieve its heightened-order of realization.
While imparting common attitudes toward societal and consumerist trends, this group of
Chinese artists contemporaneously tests the patience and awareness of their spectators.
Using varied expressive channels of spiritual exaltation, illusory composition, and captured
tales of omission, the provocative works expose the rich dialectical relationships that visually
suggestive artwork initiates when at its full potential.
From a puzzling labyrinth to embroidered nostalgia, An Ode to Discernment envelops the
viewer both viscerally and cerebrally, providing more than a mere aesthetic stimulus. The
viewer is challenged to extend one’s analytical and emotional faculties far beyond the visual.
This exhibition will be on view at Eli Klein Fine Art from December 15, 2011 through January 15,
2011. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 15 from 6-9 PM.
For further information, please contact the gallery at (212) 255-4388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.