Exhibits

Exhibits 2018-05-14T21:07:49+00:00

Sacred/Sagrado: Festivals of Mexico

January 2 through May 27, 2018

Featuring the Photography of Jenna Mulhall-Brereton 

The exhibit, Sacred/Sagrado: Festivals of Mexico, featuring the photography of Jenna Mulhall-Brereton, will run from January 2 through May 27, 2018

In this exhibit Ms. Mulhall-Brereton documents traditional ceremonies that are part of the fabric of Mexican history and culture. She writes, “The term ‘sacred’ invokes two distinct definitions of the word: that which is holy, and that which is a cherished part of the life of a community. Though all the festivals I have photographed tie back in some way to the religious calendar (Mardi Gras, after all, is the day before Lent), only about half of them celebrate the deeply held beliefs of the Catholic faith. Other images portray a profound sense of tradition, identity, and community that is every bit as intensely felt.”

Though some of these images have appeared in exhibitions across the U.S., this is the first time they will appear together in a solo exhibition.

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 to 4:00 PM
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 PM

Admission to the Exhibit Gallery is complimentary.

Curator: Marie Toner
Graphic Designer: Kati Sowiak
This exhibit is made possible by generous funding from Visit Bucks County.

To learn more about Jenna Brereton’s work, go to jennabrereton.com/bio/

For more exhibit information, contact Curator Marie Toner at 215-249-0100 x149 or mtoner@pearlsbuck.org.

The Call of the Tranquility: An Expression of Traditional Chinese Brush Painting

June 11, 2018 through January 2019

Featuring the Paintings of Huangxin (Derek) Wang, Chenlin Cai, Lijun Tian, and Jennifer Yuan

The Call of the Tranquility: An Expression of Traditional Chinese Brush Painting, featuring the works of Huangxin (Derek) Wang, Chenlin Cai, Lijun Tian, and Jennifer Yuan, will run from June 11, 2018 through January, 2019 at the Exhibit Gallery of Pearl S. Buck International.

The exhibit displays the work of four contemporary artists who continue the ancient tradition of Chinese brush painting, a unique art form that has developed over 6,000 years.

Chinese brush painting had a profound influence on the development of art in East Asia. In the 15th century, Chinese painting branched off a style, called scholastic abstraction, that was considered avant garde. Traditionally, Chinese painting used ink, colors and brushes on rice paper. Today, Chinese painting sustains its vitality through the continued transformation of art ideals and new media.

Artists

Huangxin (Derek) Wang, an artist and educator, inherited the traditional training of GuoHua from his father, Master Wang Lanruo (1911-2015), then branched off to create his own style and concentrated on landscape and “birds-and-flowers” with modern topics. He has taught Chinese painting classes at the Guanghua Chinese School in Blue Bell, PA since 2010. Mr. Wang has lectured on Chinese painting at Freeman’s Main Line gallery, the Chester County Art Center, the Guanghua Chinese Culture Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Germantown Academy; introducing Chinese painting and art history to the general public. To learn more about his work go to http://guanghuaart.org/about.html.

Chenlin Cai earned his MFA from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, he resides in both cities. Mr. Cai combines his traditional training as a classical artist with a modern and innovative use of paint on non-traditional materials and surfaces, experimenting with multi-media expression. To learn more about his work go to www.caichenlin.com/.

Lijun Tian is an artist and IT consultant. She combines her love for art and nature in her work and enjoys using many mediums: colored pencil, acrylic on canvas or paper, oil on canvas, and Chinese ink-color on rice paper.

Jennifer Yuan is an artist, writer, and IT professional. Her paintings have been shown at Freeman’s Main Line gallery, the Greater Philadelphia Chinese Cultural Center gallery, and the curated Pearl S. Buck Holiday Craft Show. To learn more about her work go to http://artsy1808.com/JenniferYuan/home.html.

This exhibit is made possible by generous funding from Visit Bucks County and is presented by the Guanghua Art Group

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:30 to 4:00 PM
Sunday: Noon to 4:00 PM

Admission to the Exhibit Gallery is complimentary.

Curator: Marie Toner
Graphic Designer: Kati Sowiak

For more exhibit information, contact Curator Marie Toner at 215-249-0100 x149 or mtoner@pearlsbuck.org.