Lacoste Gallery is pleased to present Chinese ceramic artist and painter Bai Ming’s first solo exhibition in the East Coast, BAI MING: SOLO from November 11 – December 2, 2017. Bai Ming is an artist with an illustrious art career in China as well as abroad. His recent successful retrospectives were at the Museum of Asian Art, Paris and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon. Notably in 1998, he exhibited alongside Picasso at Taipei International Art Fair titled “Vallauris in France & Jingdezhen in China”.
Born near Jingdezhen, the birthplace of porcelain, Mr. Bai has contributed to the renewal and revival of contemporary Chinese ceramics while introducing it to a newer audience worldwide. He paints abstraction with free brush strokes and uses dots and lines on his works referencing western art thus bridging the two cultures. The work Time encapsulates his modern approach in painting on traditional vessel. The piece Lines Flow to Mountain shows Bai’s use of continuous lines to make an abstract painting and Between Ceramics and Stone , a abstract sculpture references nature and man- made object.
Bai graduated from the Fine Art School in Beijing and currently serves as the Director of Ceramic Art Department at University of Tsinghua, Beijing. He works with both ceramics and paintings and is an important Chinese artist after the ‘opening’ of China in the late 1980s. He was awarded the Gold Prize at The Invitational Exhibition of China Young Ceramic Artist and for his Contribution to Promotion of the Contemporary Ceramic Art of China in the Great Hall of the People. He has published 14 books regarding his own personal work and collections. He also published 11 series of books for a total of 28 volumes.
The Opening Reception is on Saturday November 11 from 3 to 5pm and Artist Talk is on Sunday November 12 at 2pm.
Workshop at Harvard Ceramic Studios is on Friday November 10, 10am – 4pm.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978 369 0278.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible and free to the public.