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Head to Toe: Wearable Art  - Inspired in part by the Museum's signature fundraiser and fashion show, "Trashique," "Head to Toe: Wearable Art" features artwork that uses the human body as part of the final piece. Featuring artists from across the United States and unique creations in a variety of mediums including metallurgy, millinery, painting, woodcarving, and weaving, this exhibition explores the complex relationship of wearable art with the fashion world, the art world, and the world of craft. Wearable art acts as a method of self-expression, innovation, and is a reflection of the millennia-old human tendency to create and wear beautiful things.
At Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Fri 4/28/17 at 11am-5pm
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Hung Liu: Scales of History  - Born in Changchun, China, in 1948 and raised during the Maoist regime, Hung Liu studied mural painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing before emigrating to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. As a painter, she challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Her paintings utilize prostitutes, refugees, street performers, soldiers, laborers, and prisoners as subjects, reinventing the moments captured through a lens and simultaneously acknowledging the passing of time and breathing new life into faded memories. A two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in painting, Liu's works have been exhibited extensively and collected by many institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. She is a Professor Emerita at Mills College, where she has taught since 1990. The Fresno Art Museum is proud to present Hung Liu as the Council of 100's Distinguished Woman Artist of 2016.
At Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
Fri 4/28/17 at 11am-5pm
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