The new exhibit from Fontbonne University art professor Victor Wang, titled “Luscious: New Works by Victor Wang” is currently open at the Evan Lurie Gallery in Carmel, Ind., and will run through Dec. 9.
Wang’s art is both metaphorically and tangibly layered. He starts with photograph collages of the Tang Dynasty that are then hidden under freehand sketches and various paint mediums and techniques that create texture. Many of his paintings are inspired by his storied past; Wang grew up in northern China during China’s Cultural Revolution. After being sent to a mandatory labor camp, he immigrated to the U.S. He then earned master’s degrees in art and fine arts from Fontbonne and became a professor shortly thereafter.
Wang recently received a Fontbonne Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. His paintings have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in St. Louis, New York, Chicago and abroad. He has been featured in many articles and reviews and is the author of two books: Three Major Traditional Techniques of Oil Painting and, most recently, Memoir of Sunflower.
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