The OCS is delighted to invite members to an exclusive guided viewing of From Two Arises Three: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney with curator Tiffany Wai-ying Beres. The event will be held at The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on March 3rd. Since 2009, painter Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong; b. 1954) and photographer Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai; b.1969) have experimented in creating haunting Chinese landscapes by merging traditional ink painting with photography. The result is not merely a combination of camera and brush, but also a visual symphony of two artistic backgrounds, and in turn a wholly new work of art.
Tiffany Wai-Ying Beres 龐惠英 is an American curator trained in Asian art history and antiquities. Born in San Francisco to a bi-racial family, Ms. Beres grew up practicing ink painting and calligraphy, stimulating her interest in Chinese art. A Brown University graduate and Fulbright Scholar, she lived and worked in China for nearly a decade, curating exhibitions in China, Hong Kong, the United States, Singapore and France. Today, Ms. Beres is based in Southern California where she is involved with the local arts and culture scene as a non-profit museum director, Asian community activist, and most recently as a member of the San Diego Public Art Committee. Ms. Beres is a frequent lecturer on Chinese art history and her writing on Asian contemporary art has been published in Orientations, The Asian Art Newspaper, Art AsiaPacific, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
The exhibition runs until May 6th.