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Evanescing Scenery No.1 消逝的风景1

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Evanescing Scenery No.1 消逝的风景1

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Meng Du

US$ 7,500

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2013

Kiln-formed glass, tea 玻璃,综合材料,茶

Unique Work

Dimensions: 80.0cm(H) x 80.0cm(W) x 1.3cm(D) / 31.5"(H) x 31.5"(W) x 0.5"(D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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杜蒙以玻璃为“版”,创作了《消逝的风景1》。该件作品分为浮雕和阴刻,玻璃本身成为作品一部分的同时,也用于后来《流动的风景》的长卷拓印。制作玻璃版泥稿的时候她并没有打草稿,很多线条、图形都是跟着感觉一点一点雕刻出来的。直到图像做出来后发现其中确实有点北京四合院“影壁”的影子,大概是因为从小耳濡目染。这件作品与杜蒙在北京的成长记忆相关,《消逝的风景1》的图像也来自一段可以追溯到09年的记忆。那段记忆让杜蒙深深感受到,城市的拆迁与动荡如何抹去了属于一代人的老北京城,而玻璃板上的留白正是代表了我记忆中对于这个城市的空缺。

Exhibition History

Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall, Fou Gallery, New York, 25 June–7 August, 2016. (Brochure)

Meng Du: Remembrance, Rochester Institute of Technology NTID Gallery, Rochester, New York, May 3–17, 2013

Literature History

Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall (exhibition brochure). Text by Michael Rogers. New York: Fou Gallery, 2016.

Melissa, Chapman. “Meng Du.” The Spoiler's Hand, Issue 12, September 2016. http://www.thespoilershand.com/mengdu

"Mengdu was awarded Honorable Mention at the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016." Art China, 21 November 2016. http://art.china.cn/zixun/2016-11/21/content_9171321.htm?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0

Feng, Yuanya. "The Climb, The Fall: Revealing the Time Through Glass." Art China, 25 October 2016. http://art.china.cn/huihua/2016-10/25/content_9109180.htm?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0

Dong, Fangdong. "An Interview Note: She Blows Glass in Rochester." Wanfenyi, 18 June 2016. http://www.wtoutiao.com/p/1f5Y15J.html

Du, Meng. “Artist Meng Du: A Witch Who Tells Stories with Glass.” Interview with Su Muzhe. ZaoWuji, May 2016.

Liao, Hansi. "Meng Du: Nostalgia Finds Permanence in Glass.” Beyond Chinatown, 29 July 2016. http://www.beyondchinatown.com/2016/07/29/meng-du-nostalgia-finds-permanence-in-glass/

Wang, Sue. "New York Based Artist Meng Du’s Solo Exhibition “The Climb, The Fall” to be Presented at Fou Gallery" (exhibition preview). CAFA Art Info, 20 June 2016, illustrated.
http://en.cafa.com.cn/new-york-based-artist-meng-dus-solo-exhibition-the-climb-the-fall-to-be-presented-at-fou-gallery.html

"Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall." Art China, 17 June 2016.
http://art.china.cn/tongzhi/2016-06/17/content_8840618.htm

Cordaro, Cordell. “Glass Tiger-- Meng Du.” Art House Press, June 2015.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1986

Hometown: Beijing

Lives and Works: Beijing and Nanxun, Zhejiang Province

Graduated from the Graphic Design program of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (B.F.A.) in 2008 and the Digital Art program at the department of Glass Program of Rochester Institute of Technology (M.F.A.) in 2013. Currently, she is living and working in Nanxun, Zhejiang Province and Beijing, and has been teaching as the Adjunct Faculty at the Central Academy of Fine Arts since 2016. Her work has continued to exhibit in China, Europe, and in the United States. Her recent exhibitions include: Meng Du: The Room, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai (2018); The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa at Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan (2016); Flow Grow: 2015 Qingdao Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition at Qingdao (2015) and Design Shanghai 2013 City of Craft and Design at Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2013). In June 2016, she had her first solo exhibition in New York: Meng Du: The Climb, The Fall at Fou Gallery, New York (2016). In 2016, she won the The Honorable Mention for The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa.

Meng Du is interested in preserving memories and keeping a record of them so they do not fade over time. With a natural instinct to extract meaning from narrative, she also wants to show memories in decay, as a way of memorializing them and showing the process of their slow disappearance from our consciousness. She incorporates the drawings and found objects, which come from her personal life experience into the surface treatment and imaging techniques of glass. To represent the nostalgic feeling and memories of certain times and places that she does not want to let go of.

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