Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by Lee Ufan, Qin Feng and Jian-Jun Zhang. The show will be on view at 32 East 57th Street March 9–April 8, 2017 concurrent to "Lee Ufan: Ceramics" at Pace Gallery and Asia Week New York.
Lee Ufan’s Dialogue lithographs debuted during Marking Infinity, the artist’s 2011 solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. The prints are gestural and minimal, a “bodily records of time’s perpetual passage.”
Jian-Jun Zhang’s Flowing Water and New Calligraphy monoprints combine water with ink, a traditional Chinese medium, symbolizing the flow of Chinese history from old to new. These unique works explore the properties of water both as an abstract element and as matter that flows across time and space. The singular drop in First Drop of Water doubly represents the primordial moment when water first brought forth life and a raindrop falling in the present.
Zhang’s China Chapter silicone rubber sculptures are cast from ancient ceramic vessels dating to the Han, Tang, and Song Dynasties. However, their contemporary material and eccentric shapes are imprints of modern material advancement.
Qin Feng’s masterful monoprints capture the artist’s dynamic hand, and fuse a Western modernist sensibility with the Chinese calligraphic tradition. The unique works on paper were made using traditional calligraphic brushes on a plate, printed only once.