April 11, 2011
firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.217.4700This panel discussion on diversity and artistic practice in contemporary and modern art will feature artists David Diao, Nayland Blake, and Chie Fueki, moderated by Andrew Weinstein, assistant professor, History of Art, FIT.
David Diao is a painter and teacher whose work explores the intersection of the history of art, culture, and personal meaning. After leaving China when the Communists took over in 1950, he returned 30 years later to find his house demolished. This experience shaped the work shown at his 2009 exhibition at Postmasters Gallery (New York).
Nayland Blake is an African-American artist, writer, and educator whose multi-media work addresses issues arising from the artist’s racially mixed background, sexual identity, and body image. In 1995, he co-curated In a Different Light at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art.
Artist Chie Fueki was born in Japan, raised in Brazil, and lives in Pennsylvania and Brooklyn. She interweaves a contemporary approach to Japanese scroll painting with American cultural themes and obsessions, including athleticism, football, and bodybuilding. Her paintings will be shown in a solo exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City from March 24 through April 30.