EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
“The Art of Chinese Brush Painting” with Zhonghua Lu opening on November 12, 2020
The Art of Chinese Brush Painting by Zhong-hua Lu
When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 through March 2021.
Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY
A resident of New York’s Capital District, Artist Zhong-hua Lu grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Born in Shandong Province, he learned brush painting, martial and healing arts from his father and uncles during a time when Chairman Mao condemned traditional arts. Zhong-hua continued to paint in secret. Traditional Chinese brush painting seeks to balance the forces of Yin and Yang (feminine and masculine energies) in nature using brush strokes evolved from ancient writing. The artist internalizes the essence of the subject and transfers this to rice paper using ink, water, and brushes.
Zhong-hua Lu received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant for painting in 2005 and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Traditional Arts in 2018. His most recent show was Staten Island Museum exhibition Field Notes: Seed Stories and the Power of Plants. Zhong-hua is a 2016 Hudson Valley Seed Company artist and participates annually in over a dozen art festivals in the Northeast where he exhibits his work and demonstrates the art of Chinese brush painting.