Rhythm of Time: Opening Ceremony in New York

Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

October 27, 2018

The William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art and the New York Gallery of Chinese Art opened the exhibition “Rhythm of Time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking” on October 27, 2018 that continues through January 26, 2019 at the Gallery located at 91a Allen Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored by the JSCPA Art Gallery of China.

Consular Xiaochen Ma; Chengcheng Liu, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Daryl Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University; Ip- Wing Kong, Director of the New York Gallery of Chinese Art; Sam Zhu, Chairman of Chinese Contemporary Culture and Art Foundation USA; and 14 exhibition artists led by Chao Chen, Associate Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy, and Ping Gu, assistant of general manager, Jiangsu Center for the Performing Arts. Over 100 viewers from New York and New Jersey were in attendance for the opening ceremony.

Professor Zhiyuan Cong, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, presided over the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. He introduced the purpose of jointly planning the exhibition with Mr. Chao Chen. China is the birthplace of printmaking in the world, and Chinese printmaking has developed rapidly in recent decades. In particular, its contemporary woodcut printmaking is unique in the world and occupies a leading position. At the same time of this year's world print fair in Manhattan, New York, we introduced the best contemporary Chinese printmaking and printmaking artists to New York, the center of modern art, and the center of world printmaking, to promote the exchange, understanding and development of East-West culture and printmaking art.

Daryl Moore, Dean of the William Paterson University College of Arts and Communication, and Daquan Dai, Associate Dean of the Academy of Printmaking at the China National Academy of Painting, organized the exhibition with co-curators Zhiyuan Cong, William Paterson University professor of art and Director of the University’s Center for Chinese Art, and Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy. The curators selected 160 works by 40 contemporary Chinese printmakers and masters who are first-time New York exhibitors. These artists include winners of China's national and local printmaking exhibition awards, winners of national exhibition Gold medals and artists on the rise.

The program received support and funding from the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation of China, the JSCPA Art Gallery of China, and Mr. Ip-Wing Kong of New York.

Artists (in alphabetical order) include:

Jingbo An, Ling Ban, Feng Cai, Qiongde Cao, Chao Chen, Zhiyuan Cong, Daquan Dai, En Hao, Ping Hao, Xianwu Hu, Shicheng Ji, Wuwu Lei, Xun Li, Yanpeng Li, Lianfang Liang, Bo Liu, Gen Liu, Jing Liu, Linge Liu, Yanfei Liu, Guirong Luo, Wei Peng, Xu Qi, Haonan Tan, Xiaoyun Tang, Shuai Wang, Jianshan Wang, Ruiqing Wang, Jiantang Wu, Yuqing Xia, Chengyou Yu, Wufeng Yu, Tao Yu, Qinglu Yuan, Minjie Zhang, Bin Zhou, Yunzhi Zhou, Hua Zhu, Jianxiang Zhu, and Shiwei Zhu.