THE PACE GALLERY PRESENTS ASH PAINTINGS BY ZHANG HUAN AT
ADAA: THE ART SHOW
Following in its tradition of devoting its ADAA Art Show booth to a single artist, The Pace Gallery will present an
exhibition of new small-scale ash paintings by Zhang Huan (b. 1965, China). The grayscale paintings are created
through a labor-intensive process in which ashes are collected from Buddhist temples in Shanghai, sorted into
piles of different gradients of color and texture, and applied to linen to form images based on found and vintage
photographs from the Cultural Revolution. Zhang Huan, who has worked with ash in both his paintings and
sculptures, sees incense ash as infused with “all the dreams, aspirations, all the spiritual longings, all the ideas
that people have.” In contrast to the artist’s typically monumental ash paintings—the largest measures over 35
feet wide—the works on view at the ADAA booth are intimately scaled, measuring no more than three feet tall or
Please visit us at Booth A-3
For more information, please contact The Pace Gallery’s Public Relations office at 212.421.8987.
The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York City
Wednesday, March 2 through Sunday, March 6
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.