Time Arts Gallery Presents Artist Jiannan Wu’s Solo Show: Collisions

Artist Jiannan Wu will present his upcoming solo show “Collisions” at Time Arts Gallery, New York. In this exhibition, Wu will present 13 pieces of work from his new series “Country Love” which he created during the past two years.

“Country Love” is a series of color reliefs with the theme of daily life in rural areas in northeast China. In this series of sculptures, Jiannan Wu presents the “people” and “objects” in contemporary rural China from different angles to show the country culture in northeast China, especially the changes and new social relations out of the collision between foreign pop culture and the local traditional customs, and the anxiety about the localism and identity since the 1990s.

Curator

Peter Drake

Academic Support

Min Yang

Exhibition Dates

November 24 – December 18, 2020

Opening Reception

November 24, 6 – 8 PM

Organizer

Time Arts Gallery

Venue

Time Arts Gallery, 178 Bleecker Street 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10012

Hours

Saturday-Sunday 11 am-6 pm,
or by appointment via newyork@timeartsus.com

Country Love: Big Show, Acrylic on resin, wood and LED light, 7×9×3in, 2020

Country Love: Gang War, Acrylic on resin, wood and metal, 10×11×2.5in, 2020

Trilogy Ⅲ, Acrylic on resin, wood and metal, 8×10×3.7, 2020

About Artist

Jiannan Wu, born in 1990 in Dalian, China, is an artist specializing in sculpture. He is the Elected Member of American National Sculpture Society, member of American Medallic Sculpture Association, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper of Dalian Hub. Jiannan Wu received his BFA Degree in Sculpture from China Academy of Art and his MFA Degree in Sculpture from New York Academy of Art. Through formats of relief and diorama, Jiannan Wu presents the theme of contemporary urban life in a realism and narrative way.

Jiannan Wu is the recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, winner of 2017 Dexter Jones Award presented by American National Sculpture Society,  winner of Compleat Sculptor Award, and other awards. He is selected as 2020 AACYF Top 30 Under 30 presented by All America Chinese Youth Federation. His work is recognized as The Best Original Sculpture in 2019 by Sculpture Magazine of China.  In addition, he was selected for Terra Foundation Residency in Giverny France 2015, ABC Stone Carrara Merit Award Residency in Italy 2016, and West Nottingham Academy Eric Fischl ‘66 Artist-in-Residence 2019 . His works have also been displayed on numerous exhibitions at renowned venues such as Accesso Gallery in Italy, Gallery Poulsen and Art Herning in Denmark, the Sotheby’s, Art Miami, and Southampton Arts Center in America, Chongqing Contemporary Art Museum in China, etc. Jiannan Wu was interviewed by China Central Television international channel (CCTV) and American SinoVision. His works and art achievements have been published on The New York Times, The China Press, People’s Daily China, The Paper, Hi-Fructose Magazine, T(here) Magazine, Artrepreneur, etc. Jiannan Wu currently works and lives in the New York City.

About Curator

Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 27 Solo exhibitions and his work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections throughout the US, China and Europe including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.

Drake has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a New York Foundation Fellowship and is a two-time recipient of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program Grant for 2016-19 and 2019-22. Drake maintains a studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Drake’s “Waiting for Toydot”, a MTA Arts & Design permanent public art commission for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Massapequa Station opened to the public in 2015. “Waiting for Toydot” features 18 art glass windows and 5 ceramic/glass mosaics installed throughout the train station and it is viewed by over 6,000 commuters daily. 

He is presently the Provost at the New York Academy of Art, a progressive figurative and representational graduate program in lower Manhattan. He was named Dean of Academic Affairs in 2010 and Provost in 2018.

Peter Drake was born and raised in Garden City, Long Island and lives in New York City.

About Academic Support

Min Yang, president and chief editor of “Collection” magazine, founder of “ARTY” art media. She focuses on the development and integration of China’s traditional cultural and artistic resources in the contemporary era, as well as the international exchange and communication of artistic resources. She founded “Yichao”, “Collection·Trend ” magazine and other media, and was awarded “2007 China’s top ten periodical innovation leader”. In 2012, she curated the first professional western antique art fair in China. In cooperation with France’s Lyon Light Festival, she curated the first city light festival in China (Xi’an) in 2018. She has organized large-scale projects such as Xi ‘an International Collection Fair. She was a special guest at many international conferences such as the 25th anniversary celebration of the European Art and Antiques Fair, the 26th Paris Biennial of French Antiques, Lyon Lighting Festival, the 24th general meeting of the International Association of Museums (ICOM), etc.

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