Alan Caomin Xie: Samsara

When 30 Apr 2011 - 13 Aug 2011
Where The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States
Enquiry 404.367.8700

Mandala #14, 2011, Oil on canvas, 96 x 114 inches. Courtesy of the artist and MOCAGA

April 30 – August 13, 2011

Opening Reception: April 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

Press Release:

Atlanta based artist, Alan Caomin Xie, originally from China, has been teaching and working in US as a painter and new media artist since 1999. From 1989 to 2000 he studied sculpture and painting in China Academy of Art and Savannah College of Art & Design. Mr. Xie holds the BFA in sculpture and MFA in painting. He currently teaches studio art at Clayton State University. Xie’s current body of work titled “Mandala of Ruins,” Using oil paints and architectural and mechanical debris, the series, according to Xie’s artist statement, “embodies the Buddhist concept of samsara/metempsychosis, which is the circle of creation, establishment, destruction and emptiness and its relation to 9/11 “as we confront the stupendous creative and destructive powers of today’s technology.” Xie’s recent exhibitions include : Tribes New York International Art Contest 2006; “The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006” at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, he is the one of seven finalists in the competition; Altered Traditions 2007, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts in New York; Electronic Media Painting 2008 at Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art in China; the Volta show, Basel Switzerland 2009; and solo exhibition The Still Within ,Savannah College of Art & Design Hong Kong Gallery 2010.

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