Alumnus's solo exhibition receiving warm reception

Fine Arts, painting of two women walking. One carries a baby on her back and feeds them a small piece of cracker over her shoulder. The woman behind her holds an umbrella out of frame over all three of them and carries a large woven basket with shoulder straps on her back.

"Rain Again, by Chun Arthur Wang, is on display in his exhibition "Fleeting Dream."

CCAD faculty member and Fine Arts alumnus Chun Arthur Wang (CCAD 1994) has a solo exhibition, Fleeting Dream, at The Ohio State University Faculty Club through April 29.

“The delicacy and understatement of Wang’s vision are coupled with his evident attention to the purely aesthetic aspects of painting,” wrote the Other Paper. “Though his subjects are treated realistically, the paintings are at the same time composed with an eye to more abstract qualities like pattern and geometry. They can be just as highly appreciated on this level.”

“Expressing a desire to preserve and celebrate a traditional culture, Wang is troubled by the pace of change in his native country [China],” wrote fellow faculty member Christopher A. Yates in the Columbus Dispatch. “His paintings document vanishing agrarian lifestyles and are tinged with a romantic air of nostalgia. Referring to Western artists in several works, he seems to long for an idyllic, simple life.”

A reception will be held from 6–8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, To RSVP for the reception, call The Ohio State University Faculty Club at 614.292.2262 by Thursday, April 7.

For more information about Wang, visit his website.