Breaking Through Stereotypes: “Observations From The New Gold Mountain”

KAC 10.2013 The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery is excited to present the oil paintings and prints of Beijing artist Lu Yansheng in the new exhibition “Observations from the New Gold Mountain.” Complimenting his collection is a diverse body of work from local, Chinese-American artists Alan Lau, MalPina Chan, Kathy Liao, Lily Liu, Barry Wong, Ron Ho.  The exhibition runs through November 2, 2013.


“The theme of Observations from the New Gold Mountain is contemporary art by Chinese artists on both sides of the ocean. The exhibition reflects a variety of perspectives and approaches to art created by artists from a Chinese heritage. My hope is to break the stereotype that Chinese artists only make art from ancient traditions,” said Cheryll Leo-Gwin, curator of the exhibition.

Part of KAC’s vision is to contribute to the region through an exploration of the visual arts, cultivation of artistic growth, and service to a diverse community. The range of perspectives and variety of artistic media in this exhibition are sure to provide a little something to inspire everyone.

“I think it’s important to realize the diversity of what each artist can do and not put us in ready-made categories for easy digestion,” said artist and poet Alan Lau.

The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am- 6pm, and Saturday from 11am to 5pm at 620 Market Street in Kirkland. The gallery is free to the public, and all ages are welcome.

*Artists and curator quoted with permission from Lisa Pollman in “Artists Shed Stereotypes” published in The Seattle Vine