Cooley Gallery features Chinese artist Lo Ch’ing

Calling for the Ancients: Ink Paintings and Calligraphy by Lo Ch’ing was on view this winter at the Cooley Gallery. A prolific painter, poet, art critic, and scholar of art and literature, Lo Ch’ing was born in mainland China in 1948. While well grounded within the discipline of traditional Chinese painting, he has continuously expanded the horizon of Chinese art. Highways, telephone poles, palm trees, and even UFOs have been incorporated into Chinese art through his efforts. As a professor of English and an art critic, he is largely responsible for introducing postmodernist theories to Taiwan, where he now lives. Many of his paintings can be viewed as attempts to challenge and subvert the tradition of Chinese art.

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Reed Magazine February 2003
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