Monday, March 8, 2010

Three sisters grace Whitespace Gallery

Posted By on Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 10:53 PM

click to enlarge Hong Zhang’s “Three Graces (triptych)”
  • Hong Zhang’s “Three Graces (triptych)”

Sometimes, art is the family business. Charles Willson Peale and his brother James were respected American artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, as were their sons and daughters. Their children, including Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphaelle, Titian, and Angelica Kauffmann Peale, lived up to the greatness of their family name by continuing the tradition of painting.

A similar dynasty of artists has taken over Whitespace Gallery for the show From Beijing to Atlanta: sisters Ling, Bo and Hong Zhang. The Zhang sisters are the children of professors at China’s Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. They’ve all studied in Beijing as well as the U.S. The Zhang sisters’ work, while stylistically diverse, reflects their common experience of moving back and forth between east and west.

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(Photo by Aaron Paden)

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