The Poet’s Brush
Chinese Ink Paintings by Lo Ch’ing
February 1 – March 17, 2018
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC
The exhibition, The Poet’s Brush: Chinese Ink Paintings by Lo Ch’ing, curated by UMD professor Jason Kuo, brings 30 artworks to the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC for the artist’s first show in the US in ten years. Representing 4 decades of the artist’s work, the selection ranges from his smaller, poetic compositions of the late 1960s all the way to his monumental, post-modern landscapes of 2015. Working in the millennia-old tradition of Chinese ink art, Lo’s paintings include familiar landscape forms of the genre, such as mountains, clouds and river scenes, but he updates this hallowed pictorial language with his own idiosyncratic vocabulary – one that includes an array of modern symbols like airplanes, icons, asphalt and skyscrapers – and aerial views impossible in ancient times.