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LIU SHIMING: Life Gives Beauty Form

| July 31, 2023 - September 22, 2023 | Mason Gross Galleries

哪吒 陶 [Nezha], Liu Shiming, 1980
Courtesy of the Liu Shiming Foundation

On view: July 31–September 22, 2023

Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 5–8 p.m. with Panel Discussion from 5:30–7 p.m.

This retrospective by the renowned modern Chinese sculptor Liu Shiming features more than 80 works whose themes engage the past and present, the epic, the mythological, and the everyday. LIU SHIMING: Life Gives Beauty Form is the largest U.S. showing of sculptures made over Shiming’s 60-year career to date, including 27 works that are being exhibited for the first time in the United States. The exhibition also features 12 drawings that illuminate Shiming’s approach to close observational study of the human form and everyday life.

Liu Shiming (1926–2010) was one of China’s first modern sculptors, embracing a range of styles and approaches that expressed the dynamic traditions and philosophies of and through a changing country and world.

Read more about the exhibition and Liu Shiming.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. An interactive clay room will be set up inside the galleries where guests can try their own hand at sculpting in Shiming’s flexible, intuitive style.

Captions for this exhibition have traveled with the artworks on view, provided by scholars and organizers from the Liu Shiming Art Foundation.

Please see the gallery hours posted below for our opening and closing times:

July 31–September 2
Mondays–Saturdays 10am–5pm

September 5–September 22
Mondays 10:30am–5pm
Tuesdays 10:30am–4pm
Wednesdays 10:30am–7pm
Thursdays 10am–8pm
Fridays 10:30am–5pm
Saturdays 10:30am–5pm