Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Esao Andrews and Xiaoqing Ding: Separate Lives

Xiaoqing Ding... Little Drop of Poison (Pastel on Paper). From the exhibition Esao Andrews and Xiaoqing Ding: Separate Lives at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. "...Paired together, these two young Brooklyn-based artists will combine their talents to present new paintings and drawings, showcasing each of their distinctly creative voices. This will be the first time Andrews has shown at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. His work, full of dark and whimsical allegory will be put on display in a series of skillfully rendered oil paintings. Surreal, frightening and humorous all at once, his pieces are windows into a strange and imaginative dream world. Xiaoqing Ding returns to the LeVine Gallery, after having previously exhibited in the 16th Annual Swap Meet group show in 2007. Using Silverpoint and pastels in vibrant hues, her unique interpretation of timeless themes—yearning and fantasy—are flavored with a special mixture of traditional Chinese Folklore, multi-culturally influenced mythology, and eroticism."


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