A Gathering - Tea Ceremony and Calligraphy

寻常雅集——茶与书

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Time | 时间: 2018.10.27  3-6pm

Location | 地点: Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY 11221

 Dai Lanzhi making tea at Fou Gallery, February 2017.

Dai Lanzhi making tea at Fou Gallery, February 2017.

Fou Gallery, artist Wei Jia, and tea art practitioner Dai Lanzhi would like to invite you to attend our literati gathering and tea ceremony. Participants will view Fou Gallery's current exhibition Wei Jia: A Way of Life, appreciate two special tea and artisan tea utensils.

3-3:40 pm Tea Ceremony with Dai Lanzhi - First Brew

Tea: Fuzhou Jasmine Tea, made with the first sprouted single bud of silver needle and the jasmine flowers. The whole 9 scenting processes take about one month to complete.

3:40-4:30 pm Artist Talk with Wei Jia

  Wei Jia: A Way of Life  installation view, photograph by Nadia Peichao Lin ©Wei Jia, courtesy Fou Gallery《韦佳:寻常》场景图,摄影:林沛超 ©韦佳,致谢否画廊

Wei Jia: A Way of Life installation view, photograph by Nadia Peichao Lin ©Wei Jia, courtesy Fou Gallery《韦佳:寻常》场景图,摄影:林沛超 ©韦佳,致谢否画廊

4:30-5:30 pm Tea Ceremony with Dai Lanzhi - Second Brew

Tea: Fang Ye White Peony Tea, traditionally made with nothing but the sun and the wind. The tea is laid out on bamboo sheets at the perfect angle to catch scorching sunray while simultaneously being cool down by natural wind. 

Please wear comfortable clothes.

否画廊,艺术家韦佳和茶人代兰芝盛情邀请您参加我们的雅集和茶会,活动参加者将欣赏画廊目前的展览《韦佳:寻常》,并与代兰芝一起品茶和鉴赏茶器。

3-3:40 pm 上阙茶

3:40-4:30 pm 艺术家对话——韦佳

4:30-5:30 pm 下阙茶

注意事项:请参加茶会者着宽松衣裤。


About the Exhibition: Wei Jia: A Way of Life is on view from October 13, 2018 to December 23, 2018. An ordinary person, living an ordinary life in his ordinary attitude and doing ordinary things, Wei loves traditional Chinese art but does not follow conventional rules. He interprets the tradition in his own way and gives it a broader meaning. This exhibition presents his daily work in Brooklyn, New York in recent years, including Xuan paper (rice paper) collages on large­-scale canvases, works on paper, hand scrolls, calligraphy albums, small manuscripts, and a site-specific installation. This exhibition showcases Wei’s complete creative process and his creative state to explore the connection between art making and daily life. Wei began to learn Chinese poetry and landscape painting with the renowned collector Zhang Boju and his wife Pan Su at an early age, which deeply influenced his entire life. Later, he studied oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1985, he went to the United States to obtain a MFA. After 1993, he settled down in Brooklyn, New York. He uses Xuan paper as primary medium, mixing ink, gouache, acrylic and other pigments on it. He writes calligraphy, then tears off the paper, reorganizes the pieces, and repeats the process to make collages. In such a process of accidental changes and inevitable forces, his life experience and artistic experience are integrated into visual images.

展览简介:否画廊于2018年10月13日至12月23日呈现新展《韦佳:寻常》。寻常人,寻常生活,以寻常态度,做寻常事。韦佳热爱中国传统艺术,而不循规蹈矩,却以自己的方式诠释拓展传统,赋予更广的意义。本次展览呈现他长居纽约布鲁克林的日常所做所为,近年来创作的大幅画布上宣纸拼贴绘画,纸上作品,手卷,书法册页,小幅手稿,以及根据空间的现场创作。本次展览希望呈现艺术家完整的创作过程,创作状态,及作品和日常生活的关联。韦佳自幼跟随收藏家张伯驹及夫人潘素学习中国诗词和山水画,影响其一生。而后又在中央美术学院学习油画,80年代末赴美取得艺术硕士学位,1993年后长居于纽约布鲁克林。他用宣纸为主要创作媒介,混合水墨、水粉、丙烯等颜料在其上书写、挥洒,再将纸撕下,重新拼贴,反反复复的撕与贴,在偶然与必然创作过程里,把他的生活经历,和艺术经历融于画面之中。