In honor of the enormous contribution Women, Children, and Immigrants have made to contemporary art in the United States, Turner Carroll is devoting its exhibition space to them through the end of Women’s History Month (March, 2017).
The exhibition features works by Hung Liu, who came to the U.S. legally from China in 1984 with twenty dollars and two suitcases. She left her young son behind in China while she made her way in the U.S. She had endured Mao’s proletariate “re-education” program, toiling in the rice and wheat fields in the countryside 7 days a week for 4 years. Hung Liu has become one of the most important contemporary artists of our time, and she just happens to be a woman and an immigrant. Her unique artistic voice has taught an entire generation how to transform painful history into beauty, just as she transformed her own life in such a manner. Her monumental paintings are in every major museum in the United States, and she has become a proud U.S. Citizen. Her works are currently on exhibit at the Fresno Museum of Art, which designated her the “Distinguished Artist of the Year.” She is working on a portrait of Meryl Streep, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and just completed a solo exhibition at American University. Hung Liu spoke at the Women’s March on Washington, San Francisco; full transcript here:
Other artists whose works are featured in the exhibition include Belgian artist Raphaelle Goethals, Nina Tichava, Jamie Brunson, Holly Roberts, Mavis McClure, Karen Yank, Wanxin Zhang (China), Georges Mazilu (Romania), Suzanne Sbarge, Brenda Zappitell, Drew Tal (Israel), Traian Filip (Romania), Fausto Fernandez (Mexico), and Igor Melnikov (Russia). The voices of women and immigrant artists have been the voice of Turner Carroll Gallery and Art Advisors since its inception in 1991. They have portrayed the history of the countries they left behind, and have opened a window of perception for Americans who have seen their works. Turner Carroll is honored and grateful to share their artistic journey.
Panel discussions throughout February and March, dates to be announced