Schick Art Gallery

Misleading Trails, Seven Artists
July 13 - September 22, 2006

*This exhibition was organized by the artists; China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing; and Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University


Reception: Thursday, July 13, 6:00-7:00 pm
Lectures with Dan Mills, one of the artists/curators of Misleading Trails
Friday, July 21, 7:00 pm
Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

AND September 13th 3pm in the Gallery


Below: Xiaoze Xie, December 2001, L.T., 2002, oil on canvas, 106.5 x 190.5 cm, courtesy of the artist and Charles Cowles Gallery, New York; Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; China Art Archives & Warehouse, Beijing 

 Xiaoze Xie, December 2001, L.T., 2002, oil on canvas, 106.5 x 190.5 cm

-- An excerpt from Xiaoze Xie's exhibition catalogue essay:

"Misleading Trails" is a result of our [Dan Mills' and Xiaoze Xie's] interaction and collaboration with a number of artists for a year and a half. Ai Weiwei, Hai Bo, and Hong Hao live in Beijing; Xiaoze Xie is from China but lives and works in the States now; Enrique Chagoya, Dan Mills, and Vernon Fisher are American artists. The artists have been actively involved in the curatorial process of "Misleading Trails," which can be regarded as an "organically produced" show. Even though there is not a single theme or artistic medium linking all the works in the exhibition, there are diverse and complex correlations between the featured works. The natural merging of conceptual and visual elements, the layering and complexity of meanings, the questioning and challenging of cultural and political significance and established value systems, deconstruction or synthesizing of art forms, the ambiguity of artistic styles, all of these are the traits that this group of extremely individualized artworks share.

 

Below: Dan Mills, Mine!, 2004, acrylic on paper, 123.5 x 103 cm, courtesy of the artist and Printworks Gallery, Chicago 

Dan Mills, Mine!, 2004, acrylic on paper, 123.5 x 103 cm, courtesy of the artist and Printworks Gallery, Chicago

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