The Chinese Australian art community were out in force on a sultry evening last night in Redfern, for the launch of artist Adam Chang’s new solo exhibition at the Chinalink Gallery.
‘Mao, Terracotta Army & Myself’, curated by Chinalink Gallery Founder David Chang and Amy Fu of the Zhong Guo Society, was opened by Edmund Capon, AM, OBE, to a packed crowd of local gallery directors, artists, critics and generally funky looking artsy types. (Prize goes to the gentleman sporting a two piece Mao era kaki suit.)
The exhibition is the second show for the new Chinalink gallery, which was established in 2010 as a base for the activities of the Zhong Guo Society of Chinese – Australian artists in Sydney. Their first exhibition in late 2010, ‘Comings and Goings’, or ‘Lai Lai, Wang Wang’, featured some top Chinese -Australian artists including Guan Wei, William Yang, Shen Shaomin, Adam Chang, Lindy Lee, Tan Yifeng and others.
The exhibition displays Adam’s impressive brushstroke technique through his large scale Mao impressions which cover the downstairs room, while upstairs are some of his characteristic, beautifully soft portraits, including those of Brian and Gene Sherman, which were included in the 2005 and 2007 Archibald Prize.
For more info on the exhibition (showing until 12 March) and Chinalink Gallery, see here.